Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Love On Line Tracking

I just love Fed Ex and UPS on line tracking!  I've been tracking my new laptop's trek across the country like some kids track Santa and his sleigh on Christmas Eve.  It's taken a week since I purchased the laptop for it to arrive on this coast. It originated in California and when I logged on to UPS this morning, it said the package was out for delivery! Yes, a whole day early! It was scheduled to arrive tomorrow to my office and I won't be here, I'll be at the weekend job.

In fact, I hear a truck outside the office right now, could it be my trusty UPS man? Or the charming Fed Ex lady? Or non of the above? No, right now it's just one of our vendors pulling up in a large noisy truck.

Ah well, I have an exciting weekend planned of doing laundry and settting up the new laptop. Any suggestions for an e-mail program that is not Outlook or Outlook express? I did not purchase the wildy over priced  MS program pacakges that were offered (since I know from past experience I only use two out of the 5 or 6). I'll just purchase Word and Excel after my trial period ends. I get a 60 day free trial period of the various MS programs.


Anonymous said...

I use a free gmail account, no need for outlook, and it is accessible anywhere.

Have you looked into openoffice? totally free, comparable to ms office. I have the newest ms office at work, I don't like it, I would not buy it if it were up to me. I use office 97 at home - if you have an older version, I'd recommend installing that. If you use the free trial of ms word, make sure you change the default save-as option so your documents can be read by older versions.

I also use free AVG antivirus, and have downloaded various antivirus programs, all for free. I've found its entirely possible to get all the software I need for free, depending on your needs, you may not need to spend anything.

Anonymous said...

Eudora or Pegasus.

Dawn said...

I'm fond of Eudora as well. I also have a gmail account which I like a lot. It depends on what you want to do with it. I think Eudora has more options, but for free and easy you can't beat gmail.

Anonymous said...

I am completely in agreement with the person that suggested Open Office. I work for an internet provider and we all use Open Office at home and here too. It works with all my old files that may have been created in Works or Word. Another good idea is Avast Antivirus. They have a free version for home and I have been using it for over a year and just love it.

Bouncing Back said...

I use Avast at work so I'm familiar with it. I'll do a little research on the other e-mail programs! Thanks