My desktop computer, which has not had an active Internet connection for quite some now, is ten years old today. It was an original XP-derived eMachines model, bought the day the XP platform came out for general retail - October 25th 2001. In fact, it probably runs better now than ever before (well, maybe not immediately before the summer)! By contrast, I have had two laptops last less than three years between them (both Advent), and my interim one is pretty useless. I am due to receive a new Acer model on the 1st of November. So what kind of machine(s) do you use? Do you have more than one as with me? Do you prefer Macs (no arguments about OS vs Windows vs etc please!)? Or... do you just use a Smart phone? And are you planning any upgrade any time soon? Do you particularly lik or dislike anything in particular? ...And so on. Just a pooling of ideas really. Maybe if someone needs a new one they could use this thread for reference?