I made some IT changes in the past few years. I bought a used HP desktop in 2011 - a 64 bit machine - and put Windows 8 Developer edition (free at the time) on it. I have stayed with Windows 8 - using the desktop interface. I tried but did not like a couple of the Logitech touch peripherals. The T650 trackpad seemed too sensitive to some touches but not to recognize the "right-click" gesture. The Logitech T620 mouse was unpredictable. It might react to handling the mouse as a gesture, and ignore button click touches. These devices do not interact well with Windows point and click UI methods, and require too much learning. A pad with buttons (e.g. IBM and Lenovo laptops) works better.
I have an iPad - a gift when I was sick. I try not to be an early adopter of Apple things. I use iTunes and have an iPod to play podcasts and music.
I tried out different browsers and by last year had gone back to Firefox - I was on the Nightly releases for 64 bit machines - which seemed to work fine. I never liked or understood MS Internet Explorer. I started to use Chrome when I moved to an Android mobile device last summer. I chose to submit to Google rather than Apple or MS. Privacy is hard.
At work, we have had an IT "refresh" last week (finally) and moved to Windows 7 Enterprise for workstation OS and MS Office 2010 for tools. Goodbye to Vista. Vista was a good idea, but a slow and difficult program. MS is still selling desktop Office to enterprise buyers, but it is pushing the cloud-based licensing model for the "365" product for consumer buyers. Software as a service = Leasing software = pay forever. Eventually we will all be tenant-serfs in someone's data empire.
My MT blogging installation started to act up after my web host retired a server. I don't know what happened, but MT could not see the ImageMagick which broke a Captcha I had been using. The MT spam features kept the spam from being published, but I started getting email notifying me I had comments to moderate. I had kept up with Movable Type updates, but MT stopped providing updates to old purchasers. It has had a shrinking user and support community. I am in the process of switching to Wordpress. For now, I turned off comments and trackbacks.
I anticipate some work to clean up things that don't convert or migrate - "Pages" and tags. Links to photos and other "assets" in entries may point to addresses in my old MT static directory, but if they work that will be good enough. There are some pages to update and edit.