The boys were really excited that they were going to inherit my old laptop. We had the operating system wiped and reinstalled (The PC Guys in Smithfield are simply awesome). The computer takes 2 minutes to load compared to the 15+ minutes that it took when I had all my crap on there from my uni days.
I paid the US$26.95 for the PC version of Minecraft, but the boys were woefully disappointed at the performance of it compared to other platforms. We wanted it on PC so that they could learn how to create their own mods - I aspire to having tech-heads in the family, who will be in high demand, make lots of dough and keep me in the manner to which I would like to be accustomed, in my golden years.
Anyway, after some Googling, I found that there is a mod called Optifine that you can install to make it go faster. I tried it out, and where it took 15 minutes to load before, it now takes 10 seconds. I'm so stoked about it and can't wait to see the boys' expression when they see how clever I am! This should earn me lots of brownie points and uninterrupted lie-ins in the future...or a simple thank you and off they go to bury their heads in whatever new creation they will conjure up in the world of Minecraft.