1. Hi everyone !
    Just got my new Dell today, and when i got home installed and are now using my cable connection....and it only took 2 calls to the cable folks to get it to work... Guess some of us "old" puppies can learn new tricks....
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
  4. by   Stargazer
    Congratulations! What kind of Dell did you get?

    My Christmas present to myself was Earthlink DSL. It'll be another 2 - 3 weeks before it's connected, but I can't wait to be free of dial-up MSN!

    Oh, and today my admin offered to sell me his seldom-used scanner for $20. Woo!
  5. by   cactus wren
    It`s a 2350, and I got a flat screen monitor, and it`s sooo cool, after my poor old PB ....
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Cool!! I just ordered a scanner from Staples (had a $20 coupon) and it should be here next week. Can't wait to show new pics!!
  7. by   Robin61970
    I could never go back to dial up after having cable modem.....just not possible! Love my cable....
  8. by   PennyLane
    Congrats Cactus! I just got my new Dell up and running (my first computer). I also ordered DSL (we don't get cable access in the city here). I LOVE MY DELL!!!
  9. by   WalMart_ADN
    i just got new cable access too...i love it!
  10. by   bewbew
    lucky, lucky you! i would love to have cable, it's just not possible where i live.....

    still, can't complain too much, i feel lucky enough to have my own computer, and be able to use it!!

    enjoy your dell, cactus wren!! :spin:
  11. by   nursegoodguy
    Cable is GREAT! Just make sure you have a good antivirus installed... I use nortons. What does everyone else use? Maybe someone knows a better one?
  12. by   adrienurse
    I got Norton's, a Dell 2200, cable modem and a partridge in a pear tree.
  13. by   bewbew
    norton internet security 2002 .:stone.........compaq

    dial up.......
  14. by   Stargazer
    My parents' computer's hard drive was completely destroyed by a virus that easily slipped past whatever they were using at the time--either Norton or MacAfee. One of my brothers recommended Panda to them and they haven't had any problems with their new computer (yes, they had to buy a completely new hard drive).

    I'm using MacAfee right now, which seems fine for dial-up. Apparently the Earthlink DSL comes with its own firewall--I don't know what kind.

    Anyway, my understanding of the quality/level of effectiveness of the antiviral programs is, top to bottom, 1)Panda; 2)MacAfee; 3) Norton.