Re: Adding more add-ons to the core


Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually he said he never said that, I think that is just something someone made up.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adding more add-ons to the core

and, wasn't it Bill Gates who said that "640K should be good enough for anybody?"

Curtis Delzer
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On 7/19/2021 3:29 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
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.

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

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