This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.

You guys, I use my computer a LOT. And my old computer was constantly warm, even after replacing the cooling system. I just worked it like a farm mule. The new one seems to be doing a better job at keeping up with me.

Things I’ve been doing on my computer, almost always multiple things at a time:

  • Updating my address book in Evernote (which I have to do OFTEN with so many Navy friends!)
  • Organizing recipes, décor ideas, and craft project plans in Evernote
  • Updating my budget in Excel
  • Paying my bills online
  • Reading blogs online
  • Catching up on what my friends and family all over the world have been doing via Facebook
  • Writing LOTS of blog posts (Since it’s NaBloPoMo!) with Windows Live Writer
  • Skyping with my parents and grandmother
  • Checking email and responding
  • Using TweetDeck to post photos and updates throughout the day
  • Using ACDSee and Photoshop Elements 6.0 to edit photos
  • Watching the season finale of Project Runway on Lifetime.com (and I got to use the awesome wireless put-your-computer-stuff-on-your-TV technology! But really, it’s called Intel® Wireless Display, or WiDi for short, and it’s only available with the new Intel® Core™ processors)
  • Listening to music on Pandora.com and iTunes

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One thing I’ve noticed with the new computer (I guess due to processor speed) is that it takes a LOT less time to boot up the computer, and less time to open and close programs. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but with my old computer, sometimes it would even take several minutes to CLOSE a program. The resulting situation was that I never wanted to close anything I might need again soon, and I didn’t want to reboot because it took so long to start my computer!

Of course, those things were pretty stupid because they only slowed everything down MORE. I knew that intellectually, but I still wanted everything “right there” so didn’t change anything. (I’m a piler, not a filer, and this is one aspect of the sickness – you want everything you might need right at your fingertips.)

With the new computer, since programs open and close so much faster, and I have the ones I use most frequently “pinned” to my taskbar, they ARE “right there” without having to be open all the time. I don’t always have 25 tabs open in Firefox waiting for me to read them (in fact, right now I only have TWO) and I’m not afraid to shut my computer down, since it boots pretty quickly the next time I need it.

Still, with the way I work, I tend to have at least 5 programs running at any given time, and this computer has kept up with me so far!

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I especially noticed that the processor speed was faster when I was using ACDSee and Photoshop Elements 6.0 at the same time to edit photos. That ALWAYS made things “not responding” and freeze up on my old computer. This one handles it like a charm.

The Intel® WiDi technology is also pretty cool. It basically shows whatever is on your computer screen, but on your TV (wirelessly!) and plays the audio through the TV’s speakers. I skyped with my dad and saw him on the “big screen” which was awesome. I also watched a couple TV shows that way. It’s not so good if you just want to use the TV as your monitor, because there is a cursor delay of about half a second, which is pretty significant. But if you have a photo slideshow, home videos, TV shows, or Skype, it’s a really cool accessory to be able to use. It only works with the new Intel® Core™ processors though!

Thanks to Intel for the opportunity to try this new technology! Learn more about the Core processors here.

So, I know I’m not the only one who does a million things at once on the computer. Quick, without closing anything, tell me what you have running on your computer right now. How many internet tabs? How many other programs, and what are they?

Answer for your chance to win a $250 Best Buy gift card from BlogHer (and me).

No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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  4. Follow this link and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt

Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

Plus, you can enter lots more giveaways for $250 gift cards, and even a chance to win a new Intel computer here at BlogHer’s roundup page.

452 Comments on Update on the Intel® Core™ i5 Processor and $250 Giveaway

  1. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I just have about 30 internet tabs open.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  2. right now I have 7 windows open and I keep going back and forth among them

  3. Ali Cat says:

    Scrivner, Facebook and gmail on Chrome (I’m on it now!!), and my most thirsty of programs…. Photoshop CS4! I really hammer it! I’d classify myself as a power user, doing 20 things at once sometimes. I need all the processor I can get!!!

  4. Karen says:

    I am hard on my computer too. Often running many things at the same time.

    sparkledazey at gmail dot com

  5. Pauline M says:

    I have your blog open, my facebook page, my twitter page, my email page, my kids facebook page (need to check their activities!)… OK I think that’s all!

  6. Shannon says:

    just 2 internet tabs, I usually have more

  7. Becca says:

    I only have 6 tabs and 5 programs. Thanks!

  8. tallcapp says:

    I have 2 e-mail programs open, google news and a sweeps site open right now.

  9. James D says:

    16 Google Chrome Tabs, one folder (had closed 3) and Open Office word (my Resume- gotta job?)
    I need an Intel Core i5 with this Best Buy Card, because one more window open, Windows Task Manager for the time my current processor takes up like 20 minutes over than normal to transfer little file sizes.

  10. Diane Baum says:

    I have 3 tabs running and I’m having fun entering contests!!!!

  11. JulieD says:

    I’m running Mozilla, IE, a command window and an IDE (for developmenting software). I have 10 tabs open in my browsers. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. dawn says:

    I have your blog and Bloghers page, my email,Facebook, and pogo all open right now. So 5 tabs on any given day.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  13. Christina says:

    5 internet tabs, plus Quicken and Excel

  14. Shawna OBrien says:

    I’ve got the following 6 tabs open right now: Twitter, FB, my personal email, my work email, your blog and Bloghers page. Usually I have more open, but, I’m just getting going today. My current computer is to slow. I need the Intel Core i5 processor to make my life easier. If I do win, I’m going to use the GC towards a new computer.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  15. Joseph says:

    I have Gmail, Yahoo, Twitter, MSN, Amazon, BestBuy and Facebook internet tabs as well as Microsoft Word open at the moment. I normally have Gmail, Yahoo and Twitter up all the time. I tend to live in my email for the most part.

  16. Patti S says:

    4 tabs OLS – here- local paper- yahoo mail..running sweep! program & picture folder open! boy can I relate.

  17. R Hicks says:

    I have outlook, firefox, explorer running
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  18. simone says:

    I have 4 tabs on Firefox, 2 on IE, Lotus Notes, and Notepad open. In addition to a chat program and several other background runners. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. April says:

    Ha! I didn’t have to close anything because my ancient computer will not browse the internet without only that open and then only one or two tabs (two right now) at a time. If I need another program and the internet at the same time, I have to do them separately – copy, paste, save, close, open…)Otherwise it crashes or freezes. It takes forever to boot so we just leave it on. Yes, I know.

  20. Sand says:

    Seven tabs are open, mostly e-mail accounts and research for work.

  21. Jessica P says:

    I have 5 windows and no other programs open

  22. Lisa G. says:

    I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/17701775695945728
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  23. Lisa G. says:

    I have 11 tabs open because I’ve been coat shopping.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  24. Rita M says:

    4 tabs daily… Hotmail, Facebook, Twitter & OLS.
    rmelton[at]hotmail[dot]com

  25. Jessica P says:

    I have 5 windows open, sheesh

  26. Debra says:

    I’m at work so I have my client database open, as well as email. Also have 5 windows open, one with 4 tabs. Multi-tasker at work here 🙂

  27. Milissa says:

    I am at work….so right now I have Excel open to do my job. And I have 2 Internet Explorer tabs open to check my email and to comment on this blog!

  28. Janice Whitaker says:

    Only 2 right now

  29. PauleyD says:

    I have two tabs open right now. One for twitter, and this one.

  30. What I have open: Picasa, Thunderbird and 8 tabs in Firefox. Yeah, I need a bigger, stronger machine!

  31. dddiva says:

    twitter, fb, yahoo messenger, windows live, 2 emails, your page, OLS, blogger and pandora- not too bad today 😉

  32. c y says:

    I have 6 tabs and that includes Twitter and two email sites.

  33. alycep says:

    Besides this blog site I have a sweeps site and my email running right now.

  34. Turbo boost = faster processor – has to be faster than the 6 year old desk top I am using. Will make my internet time a lot enjoyable.

    frugalmdmom (at)comcast (DOT)net

  35. Right now I have about 25 tabs open but only have firefox running! Woo Hoo!

    frugalmdmom at comcast dot net

  36. Aisling says:

    Right now, I have Charter home page open, my email, Washington Post news and your site. Usually I have music playing as well. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  37. Rosey says:

    I have six tabs up, this one, my school’s e-mail, Twitter, and three of the other blogs who are offering this really cool contest.

    I always have a ton of tabbing going on, it drives my husband crazy. I, on the other hand, cannot see how he can do one task, finish it and move on to the next. Opposites attract…thankfully. 🙂

  38. Dee K says:

    I would spend it on my husband. He definetely deserves it!

  39. Amy Delong says:

    I have one,mozilla but most days i have many mnay more!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. Jennifer R says:

    I have 3 tabs open right now all of them blogs and my internet filtering software.

  41. Becky says:

    Let’s see I have AOL, and 5 other tabs open..3 for school and 1 other blog.

  42. angie says:

    LOL I currently have 23 tabs open in Firefox, AOL browser open checking email, and listening to AOL radio!

  43. scott says:

    iTunes, you, and twitter are all open!

  44. Betty C says:

    I have 5 internet tabs open right now but no other programs are running so it hasn’t slowed down too much yet.

  45. oona b says:

    Tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/glasscastle/status/17624033747013632
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  46. Katie R. says:

    I have three tabs up. One is facebook, another is my email and then the third is your blog.

  47. oona b says:

    I have six tabs open: Google, No More Rack daily deal site, Facebook, Christmas cookie recipes, your blog, and Fastlines (blog reader) I’m also running Itunes and Word. My computer’s fan is on and lagging just a bit!!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  48. Terri Grinner says:

    hi

  49. lisa says:

    hmm is this one giveaway per all blogs participating in the Intel giveaway?

  50. Angie B says:

    I have my email open, twitter, and your giveaway page. I did have blogger open too just before I found your giveaway.

  51. I am a multi-tasking maven, so any way I can get more done in more places FASTER is made of awesome! I would love to check out the turbo feature 🙂

    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  52. latisha depoortere says:

    Right now I have 3 open alot of times more! sometimes things slow down too much and have to close some! Great giveaway thank you!
    Happy Holidays!
    [email protected] charter.net

  53. Leslie S. says:

    I have 5 open.Facebook,farmville,yahoo mail,and 2 blogs.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  54. Marcia says:

    $250 at Best Buy??? I love Best Buy and I know I will have no trouble finding something(s) that I WANT and NEED.

  55. Wow how lucky are you!?!
    I look forward to a new laptop that will hold a battery charge for more than 20-30 minutes again! Perhaps i could be luck too!

  56. Wilma says:

    4 programs open – Overdrive media, Quickbooks, Firefox & EBMS. 23 internet tabs open. I need this computer! 🙂

  57. Marcia Goss says:

    I have 4 open now, Twitter, Facebook, gmail, and your website!

  58. Marilyn says:

    14 tabs open

    jdmimi at gmail.com

  59. addrienne mertens says:

    i have 4 tabs open right this moment
    with 4 windows
    i have itunes running to download an rss feed
    i just got on the comp this AM so its a lot less than usual. thanx!

  60. janet says:

    6 windows open plus a cbn broadcast running
    masonsgranny59(at)yahoo(dot)com

  61. Danyell says:

    I would be in laptop heaven if I could have all of those window open.

    [email protected]

  62. amy h says:

    Provided my post in the google spreadsheet. Thanks.

  63. amy h says:

    Right now, I only have 5 internet tabs open, which is a very low number for me. Thanks for the chance.

  64. Debbie M says:

    Right now I have 5 tabs open and only my email running besides. That is like nothing for me I usually have several browsers open with multiple tabs open in each so a good slow day so far.

  65. shemp says:

    I have twitter tab open, blogger tab, and your page open too

  66. Liz says:

    Two browser windows with 17 (!) total tabs, an RSS reader and one spreadsheet! What can I say, I like lots of tabs!

  67. rebecca says:

    There are five, majic jack, gmail, yahoo, and a couple more of non interest.

  68. rebecca says:

    Five running, magic jack, gmail, yahoo, and a couple more.

  69. Breanne says:

    I just have my internet browser (Firefox) running with two tabs.

  70. Darcy B says:

    I have word up, excel, and firefox has 3 tabs google chrome has 8

  71. Kathleen S. says:

    I only have 2 tabs right now, your blog and a search engine, which is really rare because I usually have several more going at the same time. Thanks!

  72. trisha dowling says:

    4 this one, facebook, hotmail, tmz,

  73. Brandy Byrne says:

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mrssquigg/status/17449997117165568

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  74. Brandy Byrne says:

    I have 3 tabs open right now. Your blog, Blogher blog and the sweepstake site where I found them. And this is an easy day, usually I have at least 5-10 open at one time.

  75. Deb says:

    I had 5 tabs up and just closed two of them when I read your question.

  76. Chrysa says:

    I have 5 Firefox tabs, Outlook and an Excel spreadsheet open right now.

  77. Lisa Taylor says:

    I have 4 tabs open and my media player going in the background [email protected]

  78. Jill L says:

    I have 5 tabs open and 2 programs, my internet and picassa to manage my photos.

  79. Jennifer says:

    I have 4 tabs open, my blog, facebook, your blog, blog her, oh and twitter…so I gues that’s 5.

  80. julieh says:

    I’m running three tabs right now, a Word program, internet, and radio.

  81. Magi says:

    I have 3 IE windows with a total of 5 tabs. I also have 2 Outlook windows open, 1 Word, and my My Documents folder.

    Okay, that’s a little nuts. This is taking multitasking to a crazy level.

  82. Vicki Andrew says:

    right now I have 12 blog tabs opened to win the 250.00 best buy GC, plus a tab for my email

  83. Geoff K says:

    Unfortunately, my poor, old PC can’t handle many programs at once, so I only have one other tab open (with my email program) and Windows Media Player for background music. If I started anything else, it might blow up!

  84. Erica C. says:

    My computer is so old…it can’t multi-task like this…I have 2 internet tabs open and that’s it…anything else may crash this thing!

  85. Tesa S. says:

    I currently have 5 tabs open, email, facebook, twitter, and a couple of stores I’m shopping at for last-minute Christmas stuff!!!

  86. Felicity says:

    I’ve got outlook, mozilla (with 10 tabs), Adobe InDesign and Word open. Whew, this computer is going to be pretty taxed.

  87. Milcah says:

    I am slowly getting tabs closed, but they mostly consist of ways to enter this very contest. I have a total of 24 open right now!

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  89. anita says:

    I have 13 I wish you can see a screenshot. no lie. I’m ridiculous and I am addicted to the internet imnotarunner {at}{gmail}.{com}

  90. Bryanna P. says:

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!
    =]

  91. Jennifer M says:

    I have 4 tabs and about 3 programs running right now.

  92. Claire says:

    Three tabs and iTunes… less than I usually have!

  93. Barbara says:

    I only have 4 internet tabs which is unusual for me. I usually have 8 to 12 open at once. No other programs are open.

    oinkmoobaa (@) yahoo (.) com

  94. Selene says:

    I’ve got 6 tabs open, as well as my inbox. I’m on to Google Reader so that’s a constant update.

    kg4rmt at arrl dot net

  95. Lauralynn says:

    Right now I have 6 internet tabs open, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Not too bad!

  96. Debbie C says:

    At the moment I have four tabs going. It does slow things down! I so very much want a faster processor but, like almost all good things, they are expensive. Winning is the answer!

    dchrisg3[at]gmail[dot]com

  97. Jill H says:

    tweet-http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/17153110858272768

    Thanks

  98. Jill H says:

    I have five tabs open, email and google chrome running.

  99. Ellie W says:

    I have 2 Firefox tabs going and notepad running at the moment.

  100. Jearv says:

    I am currently running Google chrome, with 5 tabs, and iTunes on my computer!

  101. Zera says:

    Blogged:

    http://zeraforyou.blogspot.com/2010/12/wwwoooowwweee.html

    Right now I have 6 tabs open basically intels website, shopping websites (I LOVE this time of year) and my blogger account 🙂

  102. Zera says:

    WWWOOOWWWEEE!!Yes I am that excited about the Intel® Core™ i5 processor!!!! The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology feature seems great to me. That means I would be able to go from simple tasks like producing documents in word to watching my favorite shows on the computer and probably not even notice speed was increased to handle the job! Whoo hoo!!

  103. Daniel M says:

    right now just firefox (3 windows with too many tabs in each), task manager, avast, zonealarm, coretemp, yahoo widgets, pc probe 2 (monitoring software that came with my motherboard) notepad, paint shop pro, cdspeed, calc, yeah it slows down late in the evening

  104. MelissaO says:

    Just four…about to close up shop and go to [email protected]!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  105. Chakolate says:

    22 tabs, because my computer is so slow I open a group of tabs at once and then go do something else (hello, laundry!) while they load. I’m also running a lovely little math program called GeoGebra, which graphs and is useful for algebra, geometry, trig and calculus. It stalls a lot on my old computer, though, so a new laptop would really help me out.

  106. nanjhall says:

    I have nine internet tabs on two Firefox windows (dual monitors), tweetdeck, Excel, Word and Notepad open. And it always looks like this:)

  107. Amy says:

    🙂 Fun questions. I have 5 tabs open right now. 1 with your blog, 1 logged-onto Facebook, 2 opened with 2 different email accounts and the very last one with my Blogger account! 🙂 That’s very typical….and sometimes more with photoship running on the side.

  108. Danion says:

    I could really use a new laptop. Mine was ruined by a guy who was stalking me and put a nasty little thing on it to track everything I did (including passwords)

  109. Joellen says:

    I have about 30 Firefox tabs and eight programs running on my computer right now.

  110. thanks for the review!

    More creative time!! If I had a non-employer provided laptop – I could work on my creative projects anywhere, anytime!

  111. Carla says:

    Ohh im soo guilty of having more than one thing open on my computer. My bf usually fights with me cuz I have soo many open tabs. But I just cant help it. lol

    Thanks for a chance of winning!!

  112. Jenn says:

    Right now I have seventeen tabs open in my browser (Google Chrome). Fourteen are work-related, one is for Gmail, another for my feed reader, and the last is yours!

    In addition to Google Chrome, I’m also running AIM, MSN, Skype, iTunes and Outlook.

    Whew — I’m a busy girl. 😉

  113. irish pitcher says:

    awesome giveaway!!!!!

  114. gina lang says:

    right now i just got on the computer so only 3 tabs are open on the internet. this is actually very low for me.

  115. Holly says:

    Just turned on my computer so actually not too bad right now – just 5 internet tabs and one other program.

  116. Kirsten says:

    IE: 4 tabs, FF 6 tabs, also running a turbosweeps browser

    Tweeting, doing my email and FBing while checking out blogs I like.

  117. ashley says:

    i have 4 tabs open.. thats it
    but i don’t think my computer could handle any more

  118. Melissa says:

    LOVING this laptop! Color inspires me so way to go, Intel!

  119. jennifer says:

    the first step to fixing the fact that you’re a crazy multi-tasker is admitting it right? 😉

    i have firefox, photoshop and iphoto open.

    within firefox, i have your blog, my blog, my photograph website, gmail, facebook, and twitter open.

  120. jennifer says:

    oh goodness.

    i have iphoto and photoshop open.

    and internet wise, i have this, facebook, twitter, gmail, my photography website and my blog.

    talk about multi-tasking! 😉

  121. Crystal Nickel says:

    I do so many things while at my imac. Always have multiple tabs open while watching net fix, facebooking, photo editing, working on logos, and usually paying bills or finding coupons.

  122. chesley says:

    3 internet tabs, CS4, Bridge & Lightroom!

  123. Emily N. says:

    I have napster music software, Word documents and about 60 firefox tabs open right now.

  124. Eileen says:

    I have TWENTY FOUR tabs open (good thing my hubby is down watching football or he’d or sure laugh at me:O) Mostly trying to figure out the Intel entries and have Facebook open to “talk” with an older daughter and Google open for my youngest to find spelling on a word! Lots of twitter tabs open cuz I get so lost!

    YIKEs!

    thanks much!

  125. Jean D. says:

    I have five tabs going right now: Your blog, BlogHer, Twitter, an instant-messenger screen as I talk with my son, and AIM.

  126. Natalie says:

    this would be the best christmas present ever, i need a new laptop soooo badly you have no idea!

  127. Brett Emerson says:

    I have 10 tabs open right now!

  128. kathy says:

    I have Safari running with 5 tabs.

  129. Summer says:

    I have at least 5 internet tabs, gimp photo editor and some pdfs open. Way more open when I’m at work though.

  130. Since my laptop is 6 years old, and business is growing quickly the past two years, I need a laptop that can keep up! Angie M.
    hobbesnc (at) carolina (dot) rr (dot) com

  131. Jennifer gersch says:

    i have 4 tabs, all other contests

  132. Mary says:

    I have: Firefox and Trillian

    In Firefox, i have 8 tabs open. This is a small amount as I usually have 20+ tabs going.

  133. Emily says:

    I have up right now:
    Safari (with blogger and facebook)
    iTunes
    Excel
    Microsoft Word

    I’m a huge multitasker!

  134. Marisa says:

    5 tabs open:
    Google Reader
    Hotmail
    This post
    Recipe for Bacon Brussel Sprouts
    News article about Nestle buying Jenny Craig

  135. katfam says:

    I’ve got 5 tabs going on Firefox right now. I’ve also got Outlook open for my email. In addition I also have Word open, where I have a list of things I need to get done today.

  136. Since I just booted up my computer, I don’t have that much going yet. Gmail, Google (going Christmas shopping at little gift shop in opposite direction of masses so I needed shop info), and Facebook so far. 😉

    Love the photo of you with your little one … so sweet! Happy holidays!

    Shirley

  137. Erica Best says:

    i have about 15 tabs open on firefox and i use tweetdeck most days.

  138. rajee says:

    I love your baby and your blog. I have 2 tabs going right now,
    The faster processor would help me to work faster.
    Another feature that I love Unrivaled smart features

    [email protected]

  139. Heather H. says:

    What a great question! I have 6 tabs open right now along with our security system running in another window-some of the tabs include twitter and my email! It’s crazy!
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  140. Kima says:

    I have firefox open with 4 tabs, AIM, my nook e-reader, i-tunes, and i-photo open right now.

  141. Mary M says:

    I have 2 tabs going right now, one for your blog and one for tweeting. I stay simple.

    [email protected]

  142. Patricia says:

    I have 3 tabs. Your blog, email and google.

  143. Jeanette Huston says:

    I have about 18 tabs open and god I can’t count how many programs I have on my computer. I use my computer all the time and always have tabs up!

    Jeanette Huston
    [email protected]

  144. Anne Weber-Falk says:

    I have five tabs open, but I just closed three other ones. I am surfing and checking on my contest info and shopping and reading blogs.

  145. Donna B. says:

    I have 2 IE browser sessions (this one has 7 tabs, the other has 3), 2 sessions on Firefox open (each 1 tab), Excel, Outlook, Notepad and iTunes. sheesh.

  146. Jeff says:

    About 13 tabs running on my firefox browser.
    I have media player running also.

  147. Haven says:

    Well… I’m still using my work computer (after hours, don’t worry 🙂 so there’s a lot open. 3 instances of Visual DataFlex and a help. UltraEdit, my Outlook email, my Thunderbird email, a windows explorer, 3 instances of firefox. On this particular instance of firebox I have 6 tabs so… yup. A lot. Haha.

    an_original_username at comcast dot net

  148. Courtney S says:

    Right now I have 3 things open. Your blog, another blog and my email.

  149. Sunnymay says:

    It’s a sweet idea to be able to have more options in computing so you don’t have to go in and out of screens the old way. This Intel i5 appears to handle a bunch of pages at a time and can keep organization up front. Please include me in the works for this giveaway. Oh, and I like the photos of your family. I am getting more talented with cropping pictures and I’ll bet you’re an expert by now.

  150. I have 13 other tabs open.. weather.com, blogger, job postings for our area, facebook, and the rest are blogs for me to sign up for this gift card. 🙂

  151. Becca says:

    I have Twitter, Facebook, Target, Google, Blogher, and this site on my computer. And coming soon? Borders, JCP, and Ticketmaster! Nothing like last minute shopping with a brand new baby and two others 4 and under!

  152. Happi Shopr says:

    I have 11 internet tabs open, Word and Windows Explorer open as well.

  153. Becky Horn says:

    LOL I have 8 tabs open, This one, my email, twitter, facebook, the original BlogHer page and another blog Im reading.
    [email protected]

  154. wanda says:

    I’ve got Facebook, my blog, Blogher and your blog open right now.
    All happy places! 🙂

  155. Tricia says:

    4 websites, 2 twitter pages, 2 emails, home page, and music running along with youtube and a video processing,

    SICK I know

    nightowlmamablogs at gmail dot com

  156. Paige says:

    Right now I have your blog up, BlogHer up, my Gmail account up so I can gchat, and my work email up. Multi-tasking is a good thing right?
    paigewiley16 AT gmail DOT com

  157. Susan C says:

    I have my email,OLS, a poker game, and my school website all open right now. My computer does not seem happy about it at all.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  158. Lori says:

    I actually have 13 tabs open on Chrome right now. Some of the tabs are from social networking sites like cafemom I have 5 tabs open for that one because I am in different groups there and that isn’t all. I have windows media player open on the computer,windows task manager,blogher,youtube,google images,Gmail,twitter,walmart,target..e.t.c Oh and I often open new windows.

  159. sherri crawford says:

    i have three tabs open right now.

  160. Sarita Rogers says:

    I’ve just got Chrome up, but I’ve got 11 tabs. That’s normal for me. Sometime I have multiple windows too in order to organize all the things I am trying to do.

  161. Joan Pratt says:

    I would love a laptop. I read blogs all the time!

  162. Emily says:

    I have five different internet windows open, no tabs.

  163. Diane says:

    4 tabbies and I don’t mean cats. 2 of them are my main email accounts, one is the main page for the blogs that are participating in the contest and last but not least, your blog.

  164. Kathy Scott says:

    I am running two computers. Desktop on the left hand and laptop on the right hand. I have outlook open on both. Left hand is searching for great contest. Right hand is entering all the blogher contest for 250 gift cards to Best Buy.

  165. mistysunrise says:

    I have 10 tabs. I have twitter, facebook, gmail and a weatherbug going. I know there are more, but I would be here all day listing. LOL

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  166. George Comstock says:

    I shared your review and giveaway via Twitter thusly:

    http://twitter.com/georgecomstock/statuses/14597895453933568

  167. George Comstock says:

    You caught me in a lean mode…only three tabs open. The only programs open (beyond antivirus and antispyware stuff) is IE8 and Tweetdeck.

  168. Laura says:

    I have this one window open. Period. My computer is so slow and old that one, maybe two, is all it can handle or it will freeze. That is hard for me becuase I like to multitask. Some nights I shut down the computer and the next morning is is still on becuase it got stuck trying to turn off. Yeah, it’s bad.

  169. momgateway says:

    six tabs, two programs MS Word, Adobe Photoshop!

    momgateway(at)gmail(dot)com

  170. Beka says:

    Unbelievably, I only have this one window on safari and the main blogher.com contest window open right now. My computer is five years old, and it just shuts down if I try to do too many things at once any more. Boy, could I use a new computer!!

  171. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    In this window alone, I have 10 tabs open. I also have three other windows open, each with multiple tabs (all Internet web sites). I open Word occasionally, but don’t usually keep it open while I’m doing online stuff. Sure hope FireFox doesn’t crash (again)!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    [email protected]

  172. Karin says:

    Three internet tabs. This blog, a crafting blog, and my email account. Pretty boring.

  173. beth shepherd says:

    I would love to win for my 3 children
    Thank you
    [email protected]

  174. M.A. says:

    Only three: Amazon, FaceBook and you on Safari.

  175. Peggy Gorman says:

    I have about 20 tabs open, my e-reader,blog ,twitter,FB to name a few. I know too many
    Thanks for the chance

  176. Sara says:

    Can’t count the tabs in this window but Picassa, another photo editing software and 3 different windows of open office are all running right this second on a very slow netbook.

  177. Crystal F says:

    I have 6 tabs open right now. I have a few of these blogher posts so that I can win one of these awesome gift cards. I also have gold miner 2 open. I just love playing that silly game. lol Thank you!

  178. Pretty good for me — only 19 tabs!!!

    no other aps open, for once.

  179. coralin bloye says:

    multi-task

  180. Jeremy says:

    5 tabs on Google Chrome!

  181. Tammy says:

    I have 6 tabs opened right now. I work with LiveOps, I have Liveops home page up, my phone panel, schedule page, the call center chat room, your blog, and this comment page.

  182. Debbie Bellows says:

    i’ve got 8 tabs open – including Outlook Express, my documents, and some web pages I opened and have yet to close!

  183. joni says:

    Only 2—you and my email.

    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

  184. I currently have 6 internet tabs, one open picture file & My Computer 🙂

  185. Linda Lansford says:

    I have 3 tabs going email,ebay,this site

  186. Sarah L says:

    I just got on my laptop so I don’t have too much: 2 browser windows with 8 tabs open and updates to my security running.
    Thanks for the contest.

  187. Thuong Pham says:

    I have Mozilla Firefox browser on with 6 tabs.
    Steamy Kitchen, BlogHer, Twitter and some giveaway sites.

  188. Christine says:

    I have four tabs and two browsers open right now. Thank you!

  189. Wendy Huelsman says:

    I have 3 tabs open right now. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  190. Janna Johnson says:

    I run about 10 to 15 tabs and 2 or 3 programs at a time!
    Merry Xmas! Thanks!
    Janna Johnson
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    http://www.feedyourpigblog.com

  191. Pamela says:

    I would love to win this wonderful Best Buy g.c. yeah!

  192. Diane R. says:

    I don’t have as much up as usual. Just 2 spreadsheets, one email inbox (I have 3), and Google.

  193. ohkeeka says:

    I don’t have any other programs running right now, but I do have 9 tabs open–yikes!

  194. Kelly says:

    I’ve got 7 tabs in 4 windows open in Firefox, an application for work, Outlook, and AIM.

  195. Susan E. says:

    Internet tabs: 10 in Firefox, 4 in Safari, 2 in Chrome

    Open Programs: MS Word, Photoshop, Outlook, Seesmic Desktop, MS Access, Dropbox, Cute FTP

    I’d probably have more if I had a newer & faster computer, lol!

    dogsrock at insightbb dot com

  196. Cynthia C says:

    I honestly have 14 tabs open right now. Some I leave open permanently, like Netflix and twitter.

  197. Suzanne K says:

    I’ve got Outlook, iTunes and about 6 Firefox tabs open right now, but it’s evening and I’ve closed the work windows (usually another 3-4 tabs/windows).

  198. Kathy Bruner says:

    I have only 2 things open right now: You and Windows Exployer. This is very rare–I usually have tons more!

    kathy.bruner at hotmail dot com

  199. Mari says:

    I have 7 tabs open on Google Chrome right now. Plus, Microsoft Word, and itunes!

  200. valerie mabrey says:

    4 tabs

  201. Heather S says:

    5 tabs, firefox, word, outlook

  202. Dennis says:

    two tabs you and ols

  203. faith24 says:

    i have 2 tabs – your blog and my yahoo account :0)

  204. Bacallsmom says:

    I have two Internet tabs running plus my e-mail program. Which is really not as many apps/tabs as usual.

    bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

  205. Laura says:

    I have 4 tabs open – Outlook, Excel, Amazon and you blog

  206. Nadine L says:

    Right now I have 6 tabs open and am running Incredimail, Firefox, AIM and my paint program

  207. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I have two firefox windows and outlook open as well as playon.

  208. Rebecca Graham says:

    I am going back and forth between Facebook and Twitter.

  209. Gaurav Rajasekar says:

    I have 7 tabs running right now on Google Chrome and 2 on IE. The other stuff that’s open is Windows Media Player and Windows Explorer.

  210. sandy says:

    too many and i need a faster system

  211. Cindy says:

    I have 6 tabs going on Firefox and 4 on IE. I’m reading the news, glancing through twitter and facebook, and other sites as well. Aol is open to check my email every half hr too.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  212. Roxanne Ellis Raymond says:

    Let’s see, I Can Have Cheezburger, Gmail, Outlook email for work, Facebook

  213. Margaret Smith says:

    Right now I have 7 tabs opened. I’m shopping on Ebay and blogging at the same time. Have two of my email addresses opened and have a search site opened. Thanks so much for this giveaway.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  214. Cynthia says:

    I have 6 tabs open. That’s it!

  215. ashley thames says:

    i have 4 internet tabs open.
    1- blogger:dashboard.
    2-this sit.
    3-farmgir fare.
    4-audrey caroline blog.

  216. Carisa Harris says:

    7 chrome tabs, One Note, and Media Player.

  217. kate says:

    8 tabs in safari (my stuff), 13 tabs in firefox (my husband’s stuff), itunes and and picassa!

  218. Benny Williams says:

    How many internet tabs? I have 14 open between two browsers. How many other programs, and what are they? I have safari, chrome, firefox and excel open…..

  219. meredith M says:

    3 other tabs – twitter, your blog and my email account open

  220. Katherine says:

    ON the internet with email, twitter and ebay and about 22 tabs open

  221. I have 12 tabs open including Hulu (I’m listening to Fringe while I work) and also have Skype, Photoshop and my CF memory card open. Oh man!

  222. Amber says:

    Ooh I’d LOVE to win this! Right now I have about 10 internet tabs open, along with iTunes. Thanks so much!

  223. Kate says:

    11 tabs, Microsoft Word and Outlook. Yikes!

  224. Corrie says:

    Yes, please! 🙂

  225. kl jasus says:

    i just have firefox running right now with only three tabs opne. it’s a slow morning.

  226. Karen says:

    3 Chrome windows, one with 13 tabs, another with 5 and the last has 4 tabs open. One word doc–a recipe I’m in the middle of (!) and two spreadsheets.

    Whew!

  227. Kimberly Busby says:

    I have four tabs open, all of them recipe sites. Thank you for such a great give-away!
    [email protected]

  228. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i have four windows and my browser has 18 tabs, whoa.

  229. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    I HAVE 3 TABS OPEN- BLOGHER, THIS PAGE & TWITTER. WOULD LOVE A NEW COMPUTER (PREFERABLY A LAPTOP) OR EVEN THE BEST BUY CARD TO PUT IT TOWARDS ONE! THANKS! [email protected]

  230. Megan Shealy says:

    I have the follwoing open:
    -Internet Explorer with four tabs (Joyful Abode, Gmail, Pandora, and a connection to my office PC)

    -Photoshop

    -InDesign

    -Word

    -Photos uploading off my SD Card

    -Dropbox

  231. Ria says:

    3 tabs + 1 slow computer
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  232. Bree Miller says:

    I usually have Rockmelt open, with a minimum of 5 or 6 tabs. Plus World of Warcraft if I’m gaming and ACDSee open if I’m editing pictures.
    Normally I also have firefox open to listen to music on Pandora

  233. 3 safari windows with at least three tabs open in each and 2 other programs *preview and skype!!

  234. Melissa says:

    What do we put on the sweepstakes form where it asks: Your sweepstakes prompt response: ??

  235. Melissa says:

    2 Programs & 5 tabs here…eeeekk!! LOL

  236. Connie Haack says:

    Oh my…I have 9 tabs up. Guess that is why it has gotten so slow. Sure could use that wonderful laptom

  237. sandra says:

    i have 5 different windows open, but only one tab each

  238. Georgia says:

    Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/10647845556191232

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  239. Georgia says:

    Right now I have 3 tabs going, one for your site, one for Blogher and one for twitter. Cannot do to many at once or it slows my computer down to much.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  240. Jessica says:

    Oh, and I have email up every once in a while, just to mix things up a bit, haha.

  241. Jessica says:

    This, picnik.com, and my folder of photos that I’m editing. Not too bad!

  242. Chris says:

    OH! I would totally treat myself to something nice at BestBuy. I deserve it!

  243. Cathy W says:

    I can not tell a lie, I have 16 tabs open at the moment, but no other programs running.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  244. natalie T. says:

    I have homework up from school website, gap.com up, google search up,youtube up and word. 4 internet tabs and one microsoft word program 🙂

  245. Jen says:

    I blogged about it @ http://therichardfamily5.blogspot.com

    I would love to win the gift card! Right now I have 4 tabs running. So far so good….. hopefully I didn’t jinx myself!

    Thank you!

  246. patrice says:

    I only have two tabs going right now and no other programs, but that is highly unusual for me!

    [email protected]

  247. Wendy says:

    i have 4 tabs open plus a word doc and outlook and tweetdeck. makes me wheeze just reading that!

  248. Well I’m working in Word on a sign-up sheet for work, and I’ve got 3 other tabs open at the moment (all having to do with the Intel giveaway actually). 🙂

  249. OneGirl says:

    I have five different tabs up. Guess I better look into a laptop like this. 🙂

  250. Sandra Brower says:

    I just closed some tabs so I only have 24 tabs on Firefox open right now. I know I am ridiculous but I go from one website to another when I am researching. I am trying to reduce my tab opening compulsion but I think the only solution is a new computer. I keep reading about the new Intel processor and I would so love to have one in a new computer, my old one wouldn’t support the new processor 🙁 So I am going to see Santa and sit on his knee just to make sure he knows exactly what I want for Christmas. I have never been a “ask for something” for Christmas person. I get what I need when I need it so there usually isn’t much for me to ask for. I think this Christmas is an exception. Maybe it is just the timing and not the holiday but all I want for Christmas is a computer with an Intel® Core™ i5 Processor. 🙂 LOL

  251. Emily says:

    7 internet tabs
    3 word docs
    and anti-virus.

    wow, that’s a lot!

  252. Julie Thomson says:

    I have 4 internet tabs open right now and outlook express.

  253. Beth F says:

    I have three tabs and word open, but often I have 5 tabs and word, excel, adobe, and file folders open. What fun.

  254. Diane Perkins says:

    Loved your nursery and the link to another Montessori Inspired nursery!

  255. Sunshyn V says:

    I have music going, 2 browsers with multiple tabs each open, and Picasa to look over the pictures I’ll be editing next.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

  256. Judith says:

    I have 2 tabs open.

  257. Anjanette says:

    Two tabs about this giveaway.

  258. Scott Martin says:

    I have a total of 6 tabs open…google, twitter, this page and 3 kid’s preschool pages. I have 4 programs running, IE, Excel, Word and a kid’s game.

    THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

    Scott Martin
    [email protected]

  259. chelsea Leming says:

    12 tabs! Hahaha craziness!!

  260. jr911 says:

    I have 6 tabs open..google, twitter, this page and 3 other giveaway pages. I have 4 programs running, IE, Excel, Word and a work app.

  261. Anne says:

    Right now I’ve got all the blogher best buy giveaways up in separate tabs, so that is 18 or so tabs there. Then I have my email up, and Live Write since I’m writing a blog post in between entering best buy giveaways.

  262. Jennifer D says:

    Three tabs. Only firefox open.

  263. Elizabeth Doyle says:

    I only have 4 tabs working right now, but I have TWO internet browser windows, and a word processing window open. Not too bad, but this is a PC, my laptop would be crying about now.

  264. twelve30 says:

    I have 7 tabs open now…so sad :(. Thanks for the giveaway!

    [email protected]

  265. twelve30 says:

    7 tabs open at the moment – so sad 🙁 Thanks for the giveaway!
    [email protected]

  266. Karen says:

    I entered on the official sweepstakes form by following the link in entry way number 4.

  267. Karen says:

    I have Safari open with two windows (this site & Facebook, since I’m addicted). I usually am also running iTunes and sometimes iPhoto, though right now I’m holding a wiggly one year old, so I think the two windows + her + a cup of coffee is enough. 🙂

  268. Andrea says:

    I have two internet windows (firefox), one has 5 tabs open and the other 2. Nothing else running 🙂

  269. Sarah Bryner says:

    I have hp image zone, gmail, facebook, tooele mommies, melaleuca and your page all open!!

  270. Mac says:

    Right now I have 8 tabs open! 4 recipes, my email, Twitter, Facebook, this contest!

  271. debbie says:

    I have four firefox tabs and who knows how many programs!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  272. Monica says:

    I have four internet explorers open, one with 5 tabs, and I have microsoft word and quartus open.

  273. Heather says:

    Right now I have 5 internet tabs open with Firefox and that’s all. 🙂

  274. AimeeJ says:

    LOL, I have 8 open just in this window alone. I think I have a problem. 😉

  275. Wendy S says:

    Right now I have 18 tabs open on Firefox, my mail, calendar and some PDF’s.

  276. thepricklypinecone says:

    I have 3 tabs open. This tab, my gmail and swagbucks search engine.

  277. Lori says:

    right now i have 4 tabs open (2 with recipes, this one, and another blog). also have thunderbird open for email, imageready open for editing images, illustrator for printing out my shirt designs, and bbedit being used as a desktop notepad at the moment.

    wordgirl at zoope dotcom

  278. Debra F says:

    I need the turbo boost technology….my computer is a dinosaur and I can barely have more than one application open at time or the thing shuts down! I have this one site open and I dont dare open anything else! Don’t you feel bad for me?

  279. Ravzie says:

    I have 2 windows open, this one and the blogher list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  280. Rochelle says:

    I am running Firefix w 5 tabs open. I have hotmail, a coupon link, twitter, swagbucks & your blog. It is really nice that you like your new computer & it is fast, but let me know if that fast keeps up after a while. Seems to me new computers always seem fast, but only for a bit. After you load lots of crap onto them, they run slower too. Recently mine had some issues. After it got fixed, hubby mentioned he loved how fast it was opening, closing & logging off now. That only lasted a few days though & it is back to doing things slow. It seems to be slower the longer I have left something open or the longer since I have rebooted.

  281. Janssen says:

    Only Firefox and Google Chrome running, but I’ve got ten tabs open in Firefox – Gmail, BlogHer, yours, Google Reader, Sleep training information, Old Navy, Kohls, Huggies diaper deals, etc. Whew. . .

  282. emily says:

    Hmmn… about 12 Internet tabs, Excel with my list of Christmas presents, Skype…

  283. Terri says:

    Right now I have 5 windows open
    [email protected]

  284. Steph says:

    15 tabs, word, paint, g-chat! yikes!

  285. Erin says:

    2 tabs on Google chrome & outlook.

  286. Melissa says:

    I have 5 internet tabs open right now. No other programs running at the moment or my computer would be throwing a hissy fit!

  287. Hannah says:

    Ha, I have 17 things open right now between internet, email, files, documents, and PDFs. I have a pretty beasty laptop too, otherwise I’d be screwed!

  288. Kathleen Fetch says:

    I have 7 tabs open right now, all various blogs that I check almost daily. No other programs are running right now, since my day just started. In no time at all, I will have several running off and on throughout the day.

  289. Michelle Estes says:

    4 open right now – a couple blogs, and facebook!

  290. MelodyJ says:

    3 tabs and 2 programs.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  291. Sid says:

    I have 4 safari tabs open … but that’s just because I’m at home. My work computer has at least 20 tabs open at all times in addition to Pandora.

  292. moonablaze says:

    4 programs, 10 tabs on firefox >.<

  293. Sarah L says:

    3 programs, 7 tabs on Firefox. I don’t open more because my puter won’t handle it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  294. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    2ND ENTRY TWEET twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/7919419191730176 kytah00 @ yahoo . com

  295. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    I HAVE 4 TABS OPEN- ONE FOR BLOGHER.COM EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, YOUR WEBSITE, TWITTER & TINYURL.COM FOR THE REALLY LOOOOONG WEBSITE ADDRESSES!

    kytah00 @ yahoo . com

  296. Danica Minnick says:

    I have several tabs open right now. I recently had to get a new hard drive for my 7 year old computer but it still goes soooo slow:)

  297. Georgia says:

    Tweeted here to

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/7818813147971584

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  298. Georgia says:

    Right now I have 3 tabs, twitter, you and Blogher going. That is it. I can only focus on so many things at once or I get overwhelmed.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  299. MichaelJoseph says:

    Right now is this site, Blogher, and that’s it!

  300. DanielleB says:

    I have your site, Blogher, and my email open.

  301. Kia Kehrer says:

    I have 1 window, 4 tabs.
    Programs opened are- Safari, Firefox, Calendar, Mail, SKype, Photoshop, Preview, Word, Xcel.

  302. Stacey Ball says:

    I have gmail, blogher and your site going right now…that is way fewer than normal!

  303. shel says:

    I have 5 tabs open now on Firefox and I’m also running AOL in another window. That’s about all she can handle, Captain…my poor old PC won’t take much more than that without throwing a fit.

  304. Tanya says:

    I have 5 tabs open on my browser right now. My email, facebook, this site and my twitter

  305. Carolyn G says:

    RIght now I have twitter, facebook, yahoo open. I also have your site open and I am also playing a game. I have 2 news site open as well. Whew!

  306. Sassy says:

    I have 6 tabs open in my browser, I’m reading blogs, downloading scrap kits, my email program is open and I’m reading and answering emails, and I have WordPad open to take notes. I use handwritten lists to keep my life organized, and I use WordPad lists to keep my computer organized. : )

  307. sandy says:

    10 tabs open: youtube, email, my blog, your blog, google, sparknotes, and google maps. i also have itunes and aim running.

  308. kaholly says:

    This is the only tab I have open right now, but usually I’m running 5 or 6 at a time.

  309. Sally says:

    I have three different things open: Internet browser, Microsoft Word, and itunes.

  310. Gen says:

    Here goes:

    On Chrome – 14 tabs (I’m browsing through craigslist for christmas gifts)
    On Firefox – 3 tabs with online lectures
    MS Word – Trying to write a paper (but am obviously otherwise preoccupied)

  311. Heidi says:

    Hah… I have 7 tabs open(down from at least 14 10 minutes ago) and only 4 programs… Firefox, iTunes, a game and my rss reader.

  312. Amanda says:

    I’ve got four internet tabs open, along with MacGourmet and TextEdit.

  313. MsChaos says:

    currently have outlook, excel, FF with 9 tabs open as well as remote desktop

  314. Marie S says:

    I just closed a bunch of tabs a bit ago so right now I’ve only got up a word doc that I’m using to save all my favorite grain free recipes on, this tab on your blog, and my husband has up a gun website 🙂

  315. Brenda L. W. says:

    Right now I’ve got 4 tabs plus this one. Black Friday deals on mp3’s, my email, Updates to my virus protection, and college website. My computer is about 3 years old and is P.O.K.Y !

  316. Melissa says:

    Ha Ha, clever question. I have so many tabs open right now it is insane. I could most definitly use a bigger screen though…the notebook just ain’t doing it for me anymore. that sounded inappropriate…totally did not mean it to sound that way.

    however…
    1. my blog…bc i am always having the blog open starting blogs, finishing blogs, updating the blog, so on and so forth, slight obsession.

    2. your site, of course

    3. gmail-my email from blogher which led me to you.

    4. walmart.com- updating christmas shopping list for kids, its tough on a budget to get what their little hearts desire…but thank goodness they are still little and their things are cheaper then a tv, laptop, iphone, etc…all the things they won’t get which will make me the worse mother ever when they are teenagers.

    5. facebok-cause i am nosey like that.

    6. evite- a party invite for an ornament exchange my friend is having. of course i said yes, out of the house for the evening without the cling ons.

    and that’s it, give me an hour or so…it gets even more random when the babe is napping.

  317. Jen says:

    I would love a chance to win! I’d give the prize away as a gift!

  318. Jen says:

    Awesome! I would love a chance to win!

  319. Mare says:

    1) AIM
    2) IE w/BlogHer and Twitter tabbed
    3) E-mail
    4) FireFox with Superhero Grandma and Epbot tabbed

  320. Tabathia B says:

    right now I have about 10 tabs open which includes yours, blogher, facebook, twitter, gather, and some black friday websites
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  321. suzanne says:

    Oh, goodness…no wonder why I am so slow….ebay, craigslist, my blog, facebook, yahoo, etsy…..Blogher too many!!!!

  322. hannah says:

    Shopping for my kiddos Christmas presents so Walmart, Target, ToysRus and my email of course and google reader.

  323. penny says:

    yahoo account, gmail account, google reader, facebook, google calendar And Microsoft word for my To-do List.

  324. I have ten tabs open right now and excel!

  325. melody says:

    5 tabs: email, 2 blogHer, 2 movie site

  326. Alycia says:

    Let’s see… 6 tabs, 2 browsers (IE and Chrome), explorer, Studio (design program), Excel, PSE, and my Media Player. Slow night. lol

  327. Lisa says:

    I have a web browser open with about 15 tabs open, a Word document open, and am watching a video on one of the sites.

  328. Maria says:

    Right now I have Blogher.com and Manga updates.

  329. Mary says:

    I have Chrome open…with several tabs including google reader, school pta email, my emai, my other email, facebook, traffic report cameras, local newspaper, 2 blogs, netflix and etsy….I guess I can multitask : )

  330. Hahaha what a good question. Well I have been in the middle of looking at blogs, planning out Christmas gifts and work. So currently I have 17 windows open on the internet. (goodness right?) Then I have 7 programs open. One for Music, one for photos, one for the internet, a calendar program, my mail program, Illustrator and In Design. Thats pretty good for me haha.

  331. Jeremy says:

    Great advertisement for the intel. Good Job.

  332. Ruby Allen says:

    hope to win thank you

  333. Tricia says:

    Let’s see, I’ve got Chrome open with 11 tabs (some work, some financial, some gift shopping). I’ve got iTunes playing in the background, Word open with 3 panels, and 5 PDFs. Also, an IM client. Finally, I have a VPN running to get me onto my works server. Wow, lots of stuff!

  334. Michelle says:

    I have several things open…Google Chrome currently has 10 tabs open…blogs to read, email, facebook, shopping, etc. And of course, I have my Outlook open to check emails as they come in!

  335. Rachel Hawkins says:

    hehe I have 6 tabs open: itunes, pics, navy news, fb, car search engine and my budget planner… and my iphone has just as many open. I’m on sensory overload!!

  336. Jen B says:

    I have 4 different programs running. Outlook, windows explorer, word and IE (2 instances with 2-3 tabs on each).

  337. Lori says:

    It’s still early. I’ve only been at work for 30 minutes and I already have 3 work related IE tabs plus this one open. I also have my email, IM, 3 in process emails and a 2nd IE window on another screen so I can try to find a complete listing of all Bionicles ever made…xmas shopping for my son. He thinks we are doing an inventory :).

  338. courtney says:

    Just your blog and blogher are open right now 🙂

  339. I Tweeted about your giveaway (fabulousfinds)

  340. I have 9 tabs open right now. email, this giveaway, 4 Etsy Treasuries that I am featured in, my Etsy store, my Etsy home page, and Twitter. A faster, smaller computer would be a fabulous addition to my work!

  341. Anna says:

    I have cwtv.com Youtube and your blog! simple (:

  342. Jessie C. says:

    At least 7 tabs open, Skype, Msn, Firefox, Explorer,Word, Blogger, iTune. Hubby always says I abuse my laptop.

  343. CathyH says:

    Three tabs, Blogher, my email account and you! Running in the background all my security software and probably a zillion notification programs about updates and stuff. Thanks!!

  344. I have 5 windows open (that’s low for me!). Chrome, Tweetdeck, Firefox, an annoying virus protection thing that won’t close until I activate it, and Google Talk. Whew!

  345. B Smith says:

    Can you believe I have 8 tabs open! Yikes!!!

  346. I have 8 tabs open, email, three skype, excel, word, internet browser and my feedreader!

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  347. Colleen says:

    Oops, you caught me. I have 8 tabs between 2 windows. And my dh has left another web browser open (he prefers explorer, I’ve taken to firefox) as well as the microsoft outlook window. I also have a word document open too, since I’m pretending to do work at the same time…

  348. Kelly says:

    Ha! Love this question-6 internet tabs-and PhotoShop, Email browser and documents.

  349. A Sparkle A Day says:

    oh my gosh, right now, I have my blog up (and two others) amazon.com up because I am searching for new books for my son, my older’s son’s college site (because we had a question about his assessment)…iPhoto…itunes and photoshop.

    gah, no wonder I wait and wait.
    hehe

  350. Melissa says:

    response to prompt at blogher:
    I would love a laptop just for editing photos on the go!

    Melissa

  351. Melissa says:

    I have 9 internet tabs, outlook, GIMP, and explorer running. That’s on my profile. not sure what my brother, son, and husband have running.

  352. Megan says:

    Currently running: iTunes, Picasa, Firefox with 4 open tabs, upload to Shutterfly! :O I need a faster processor! lol

  353. Right now I only have three tabs open.
    1. Your blog
    2. Facebook
    3. hulu

  354. Wendy says:

    Tabs? 17. I was gonna say that bashfully until I saw others with more. It’s my focus issue I think.

    Running my photo, twitter, mail, message board…to name a few 😉

    Thank you.

  355. A.B. says:

    *Blush* Yep, I have 25 tabs open right now! Hmm… how does that happen? I start reading one thing and click a link, see a cool link on the new page and click it – oh, look! Another link! Oops! No wonder my computer runs so slowly! 😀

  356. Three tabs open on Firefox and two on Chrome.

  357. lisa says:

    I would love to win this for myself, but my son going off to college needs it more! Going to miss him. Looking forward to reading your blog!

  358. lisa says:

    I would love to win this for myself, but my son going off to college really needs it more. Boo hoo I am so going to miss him! Can’t wait to read your blog. Keep writing!

  359. AtOneWithHim says:

    5 with FF at the moment. It gets crazier but give me time… I just got here.

    🙂

  360. Alyssa says:

    What a great Christmas gift this would be!

  361. Lori T says:

    I’m running Firefox w/ 9 tabs open. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance!

  362. Leah Spencer says:

    6 tabs in Firefox and IE8. I’ve been trying to back off ‘net time.

  363. Emily says:

    I’ve got Chrome open with Gmail, Google Reader, this blog, Pandora, Youtube, and an Outlook Email browser. How exhausting.

  364. Norma says:

    I would love to win.. I would give my grandson my old laptop…

  365. Lynn Campbell says:

    5 tabs and Outlook open at the moment. There have been more at times! 🙂

    Nice review!
    Lynn Campbell

  366. Corinne says:

    I have 6 internet tabs up and a word document. 🙂 Life as usual around here!

  367. Janet says:

    I have Google Chrome open on my computer with 10 tabs open… and my computer is running so slow anymore (it is over 4 years old!).

  368. Shannon says:

    I have 4 tabs on my Firefox, and Excel open. 🙂 I’m so glad that it’s working so great for you!

  369. decaturmamaof2 says:

    6 tabs open, 3 apps running

  370. Leah says:

    “Follow this link and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt”

    I did this too, not sure if I needed to comment…

  371. Leah says:

    I am the QUEEN of having tons of programs running, for pretty much the same reasons you said. But I also keep documents and email open so I remember to come back and finish them. I usually wait until my computer crashes to restart!
    Right now I have: Mail, Finder, Firefix, Word, Excel, Stickies, Safari, and Preview. On another day you could probably include iPhoto, Calendar, and Address book as well!

  372. Lynn says:

    Right now is pretty tame. I have messenger and two tabs on Firefox. Usually, I have two browser windows with multiple tabs (Firefox and Chrome), messenger, a photo editing program and something else going on.

    Ahhh, mornings.

  373. Jaclyn N says:

    Facebook, Gmail, Youtube, Blogger, and Twitter open in one window.

    Slacker radio in another. 🙂

  374. Well, I am at work right now, so I have a lot of work related stuff open.

    Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Calendar (those both stay open all day), Chrome with 5 tabs open (including facebook, gmail and Seesmic a twitter client). I also have two Internet Explorer windows open because I am running RMS (a housing management system that can only be used in IE), Adobe Reader with the daily police reports and a file search folder open to one of the Res Life Shared drives.

    That’s not as many as I usually have open, but I haven’t had a lot of free time this morning.

  375. adam says:

    i’ve got this tab open in chrome, netnewswire for my rss feeds, mail, and my calendar. it’s less than normal, though, cause i’m just waiting to go to the airport. =)

  376. Mommy says:

    Outlook, iTunes and 2 web pages. Slow day so far 🙂

  377. Stormimay says:

    I have weatherbug up, and windows media player running, and 53 tabs up on my mozilla firefox, mostly knitting patterns and recipes, but also several blogs, a youtube channel, and my email. This is pretty normal for me.

  378. Amber says:

    Just Skype (keeping in touch with hubby at work!) and 5 tabs in Chrome. Gmail. Banking. Blogger. You. And slickdeals.net. 🙂

  379. Joanne P. says:

    LOL…..my poor little netbook is running at its max…which isn’t very fast! I always joke that the poor little mouse inside has run out of cheese to run after! Currently I have my weather app open and onenote as my computer post-it’s! I also have 4 internet tabs out doing research for a new blog post on TO BE or NOT TO BE at Supermom! :):)

    Glad your new laptop is working out so well!

  380. MrsDragon says:

    Right now I’ve got 7 internet tabs (on the low side of my average as I’ll only have the computer up a few more min before getting ready for work). I also have a couple of alerts on my taskbar. At work, I commonly have 3-5 programs open with multiple files open in each.


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