A few months back I wrote a couple of pieces about the problem my old Dell laptop was having. Well, it wasn’t as much of a story as it was me bitching about the problems I was having with it.
And to my surprise and delight, one of Dell’s consumer advocates left a comment and asked me to email him. I did this and he has helped me out several times with my old laptop and with problems with my current laptop as well.
Following up on all of my posts about iLife for the PC (which I know you can’t possibly be tired of yet 😉 ), I was looking at the Dell site a couple of weeks ago and I found this! Adobe Elements Studio, offered only from Dell and only for a few of its products, the new XPS One desktop (Dell’s answer to the iMac single form factor computer) and the XPS 420 desktop.
Now I don’t want to say that Dell got the idea from my previous post about how to bundle Adobe software to produce an iLife clone for PC. (But I’m cocky enough to do it anyway 😉 ) But it’s a good idea to have this kind of a bundle for PC users as well. Another bundle I’ve found that would work as a PC iLife replacement is Roxio’s Easy Media Creator 10. It’s another bundle, focused more on video, audio and basic image editing. One thing I’ve been finding is that these bundles don’t focus as much on basic Web site design, which I think is a mistake since many people are interested in putting their pictures and video on their own Web site, but don’t have the know how to design a site from scratch. Then they end up putting their stuff on MySpace.. ugh! I’ll keep looking for a package that includes web templates, or at least some decent web templates you can use (I’ve already found some at Open Source Web Design)