said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@robmitchell I’m a Mac baby, too, Rob. Bought my first MacSE in 1986 and finally broke down and disposed of it only a few months ago, lol. Hard to let go…
I now have a MiniMac… love that little box as it will fit in my pocketbook. But its not a laptop and needs a monitor, and can’t fit a monitor in my purse, lol.
So I finally broke down and bought a laptop a couple weeks ago. All was fine, until that dang Adobe Reader and Google Toolbar download reaked havoc.
@trudy Trudy, it sounds like you and I had similar problems… and AOL amplified mine to OMG proportions! Nasty little creatures. Those three programs are like Alien, with tentacles so deep into your computer that you can’t pry them apart with a crowbar.
Trudy, can you tell me what the deal is with AOL and sucking all your memory until it makes your computer as slow as molasses? It did it again tonight, as I was trying to get rid of the 4,000+ emails (embarrassing, I know) that are stuffed in one of my AOL email accounts. The more I deleted, the slower it got. Then it finally froze everything. Cleaning and defragging took two hours. Geez, I’m tired of this.
So do yall know what the underlying cause is with AOL so I can try to prevent this memory sapping slowdown again?