So I have come here from the JeffPro Telegram chat. Many thanks to the amazing admins like Shane and Will who helped me to understand that I don’t need a tech background to make digital freedom happen.
I am very excited to start ( last OS I used was Windows 7. It fit my needs but it is no longer supported and I am in no way going to 8 or 10.). I have it on a Dell Optiplex 780.
I don’t use the computer a whole lot but I am running a small farm and will need a way to have a digital backup for my paper records for long-distance customers. I want to know everything I will need start to finish so I have my bases covered before I jump in with both feet.
- Basic web browsing and email (also looking for recommendations for email besides Gmail. I’ve hated it since day one before I realized how i\nasty it is under the surface.)
- Basic word processing (replacement for Microsoft Word)
- Basic Invoice (I don’t know what the Microsoft equivalent for this would be as literally every single one of my invoices are handwritten on paper.)
- Replacement for Excel? I don’t currently use Excel but some kind of spreadsheet program would be helpful as I expand and need to track varieties, sales, and yield data.
I’m looking for a list of program names to look into and have in my notebook before I get started. l’m also looking for printer recommendations. I have an HP1512 but I haven’t used it since I graduate high school in 2014 and I’m not sure if it works.
Thank all of you for your help!