ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 15:11:18 CST 2010
Tony Duell wrote:
>>> Incidentally, your comment is also true of amny other things. A 50Mhz
>>> 'scope made 40 years ago is _still_ a 50MHz 'scope. And I for one would
>> As a 2GHz pentium 4 core 2 duo will always be. There is something people
>> never put on the equation: The windows OS is more and more bloated on each
>> revision, but also has more features. I'll not discuss the usefullness of
>> these features, but it has more and more indeed.
> There is, however, no requirement to keep on upgrading the OS and
> applications AFAIK. If the machine was fast enough to do your word
> processing, spreadsheets, whatever when it was new, it should be the same
> speed today, if you run the same software.
> The problem comes, of coruse, when you want to interchange files with
> other people who have upgraded. There is no backwards compatibility.
> That's another reason I keep well away from proprietary software...
Or if you find a newfangled feature you want to use... It's rare, but
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