I hate PaintShop Pro... Just when you learn a new UI, they go and change it on you.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 - You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 - When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
I really loved Paintshop Pro when it was Jasc-owned, and stick with V9 for years.
But...it didn't play nice with Aero, so I "upgraded" to Corel V6 - and sure enough it's been Corelised: slower, more bugs, lots of useless features...
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
I keep an old machine running XP just for PSP v9 (and some other things like supporting an old scanner that works great but is now "obsolete") because I got the Corel version on free trial, and then dumped it!
The XP machine hasn't been updated in a couple of years and yet manages to keep working very well - who would have thought it? (hint: I would). I don't connect to the interweb with that machine, just networked disk access. On that machine XP can live forever!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
It's not normal for me to have a tower-based PC's; I usually have powerful laptops.
I can even have two laptops, the powerful brick and the ultrathin (but still powerful).
Regarding the specs, I either buy the top notch from the beginning or once I need to upgrade it, I'll go for the maximum it can handle.
On laptops makes my life much easier, I can only upgrade memory and disc, so it's kind of a no-brainer.
I just make sure that the laptop I buy has or supports, at least, 16Gb of RAM and has an SSD.
Right know I'm working on an almost 4-year-old DELL laptop that was upgraded last year to those 16Gb and SSD, it looks like a new machine
BTW, why the "at least" 16Gb you may ask.
I often work in VMs instead of directly with the machine OS. These VMs can sometimes be some heavy SharePoint server beasts, where actually 32Gb would do wonders
I follow a system for many years (since ~2008) now, where I upgrade parts of my main pc every 2 years.
phase 1 changes the graphics card(s) to something more up-to-date, 2 years after i change motherboard+cpu+ram... 2 years later again the graphics card...
thats it more or less. so the case of my pc is 8 years old in the meantime, but none of the components inside is older than 3.x years. costs way less money and avoids lots of setup time sink.
harddisks are changed when needed - doing a monthly image of the system partition - so i never risk much.
all my data is in the cloud, nothing stored locally, so I have no fear to lose anything to a hdd crash - makes changing very easy.
Me too. I just built a new machine because my motherboard died (first time that has happened). I reused an old case, my old ram, and my hard drives. Otherwise, everything else was new.
Stuff I replaced:
I'm not a gamer, so I just used on-board video (Intel core 4th gen processor).
I use Linux, so it doesn't seem to slow down over time like Windows...I didn't do a thing to my install, just booted up off the old system hard drives.
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