I got my new computer on Monday! It's a pretty little thing. Well, maybe little is the wrong word as the screen is 23" HUGE!
It has way, WAY more memory than old computer has and a bunch of other awesome things that Kevin loves about it.
It's my mother's day present which means I am one lucky girl.
I've named it Lucy.
Lucy was purchased with the hopes of cutting down the amount of time I spend on the computer designing. I am still trying to get the portfolios out and have quite a bit of work left to do.
The sad news is, while Lucy does run Illustrator a bit faster it's incapable of accessing all of the RAM available and STILL freezes, shuts down, takes forever to change something, gets slower the longer you have it open, or flat out goes on strike.
I've done my research and it wouldn't matter what computer I have. Illustrator cs4 will still have the same flaws. It looks like cs5 will also have the same problem. Something about needing 64bits and Illustrator only using 32bits.
Anyway, my balloon is deflated. BUT, I still have Lucy and she will be a TON better for everything else and I will just continue to practice my patience and time management when it comes to Illustrator.
Not bad qualities to get a lot of practical experience on....so I guess we can call this a win....kind of.