Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! It Went Fast!

Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe that 2008 has ended and we're now starting 2009.  It felt like the past year just flew by!  It seems like everything moves fast nowadays...except a Windows computer.

For example, the other day, a friend mentioned how his son was going to tune up his Windows system.  The PC was moving slower for some reason. And it's not just his system.  It appears to be a common problem among Windows users. Windows slows down over time.  I hear this more than any other complaint.

Why does this happen?  Why does Windows slow down over time?  Well, the basic explanation is that the routine of installing and uninstalling software means you're writing/rewriting data to the hard drive.   If you do this enough, you then need to defragment the hard drive and possibly do a good cleaning of the Windows registry.  Data gets cluttered.

Not so with Linux! Linux will not slow down over time like Windows!  Using your Linux distro's GUI repository, you can install 50 software apps or 50,000! (provided you have the hard drive space).  You can also uninstall any app as needed.  You won't clutter the hard drive.  In turn, you won't need to defragment the  hard drive!  Linux does not need to be defragmented!

2009 may fly by fast.  Make sure your computer keeps up and doesn't slow down!  Get Linux!

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

colonelcrayon said...

My only real complaint with Windows is the filesystems. NTFS and FAT32 are no match for JFS, ReiserFS, or even EXT3.