locked Re: Computer recommendations


I buy as close to the present leading edge of computer tech that I can afford at
the time. My theory is that by the time my "new" computer is obsolete, I'll have
had five to eight maybe even ten years of use out of it. Four years ago I bought
an AMD 9590 CPU based computer, it does all I ask and more, but I don't ask it
to do much other than the usual assortment of ham radio software, play music or
video and I like to play World of Warships as well, does all I ask of it without
any grief except for having to clean out the dust twice a year.

As long as your computer can handle the load that you impose upon it, it is
fine. The only major reason that I can think of to replace the computer is
because the OS is out dated thus the new versions of software will not run on
the present machine.

Win 10 I would guess is getting closer to the obsolete point, I wonder if MS
plans to have their new OS as a subscription and one pays a monthly fee to have
use of it, if so, I can see a huge move to Linux.


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Jim Brown <k9yc@...>
Date: February 21, 2020 at 12:09 AM

On 2/20/2020 4:08 PM, Jeff Moore wrote:
You can never have TOO MUCH computing power!
But we CAN often not have enough money to buy what others convince us
that we need. I've done lots of very sophisticated acoustic modeling,
lots of engineering applications, Autocad models, often with multiple
Office-type apps open with multiple linked spreadsheets and documents,
along with browsers with multiple windows open at the same time. I've
never had more than 16GB RAM or a drive larger than 500GB. And years
ago, I did a lot of that stuff on FAR less capable laptops.

I DON'T do fancy graphics or gaming, I don't edit video and do rather
limited audio editing. And I don't store music or video on hard drives.

Optical and SS drives are one of those commodities that get cheaper
every year. It's easy to buy a bigger drive to replace one that's too
small, or to add an external one at a USB port.

My advice is don't let someone who's more serious than you are about
things like this convince you spend more than have on more than you need!

73, Jim K9YC

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