Re: Adding more add-ons to the core


On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 06:18 PM, Arlene wrote:
I’ve had this computer for over 2 years and its starting to slow down.
And?  This is:

1.  Expected, at least to some extent, as any machine becomes more used and, often, more stressed with new software.

2.  Is directly dependent on the hardware, operating system(s), and software.

I'm not saying you did this, but is an example of why a statement like yours really doesn't mean much without context, but if you buy a $200 machine with an Atom or Celeron class processor, it's actually at its maximum load in the Windows 10 era doing very, very little indeed.  It will slow down very quickly.

It's all about demands and capacities.  The higher your demands, the greater the capacities of the hardware needs to be.  And no $400 computer will come close to the performance, or longevity, of an $800 to $1000 machine.  While there's not a perfect relationship between higher dollar (or insert your unit of currency here) and higher performance, there is a direct one.  And having processing power "breathing room" as well as sufficient RAM are both really critical to minimizing the amount of slowing down as time goes on.

The operating system is irrelevant.  The technical specs of your hardware are.  Windows 10 can, and does, run beautifully on a great deal of late Windows 7 era hardware that was higher end when produced.  And it, conversely, runs poorly on hardware that "meets the minimum specifications" and not much more.

And even the very best, and most powerful, hardware will slow down with age, and that's mostly because of the "detritus of use" building up on the operating system side of things.  Most often, and I realize most people (including myself) don't want to do this, doing what gets called a "nuke & pave," where a completely clean reinstall of the operating system is done, any programs typically used reinstalled, and user data transferred back results in a machine that is literally, "as good as new."

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Yep.  Discipline.  Accountability.  Joy.  Fun.  Responsibility.

That's what life is about.  And in that order.

        ~ Liza Minnelli


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