Still rocking my c2d e8400 with a geforce 9500. Outside of upgrading my storage I haven't felt the need to throw any money at it. To be fair though, I hardly do anything with it so I don't really need anything that's very powerful.
>>52590373 What's hard about putting in an additional 2Gb of RAM every 5 years. It's essentially the only change we've seen due to website pages being refined graphically. The other changes are network side, and joe schmoe doesn't have to do anything; the ISP does.
>>52591093 They work fine, they're just missing a whole bunch of important safety features of the last 20 years like TCS, ABS brakes - those two are crazy important on rainy or snowy roads - side-impact airbags, and cars in the past or 2-3 years have nice safety features like auto-stop before detected impact, lane-drift detection, etc
>>52591405 But anon my car was made in 1999 and it has the things you mentioned. ABS, TCS, airbags even side ones. The one things it doesn't have is stability control but it doesn't really need one since it's almost perfectly balanced. You can feel it's about to go over the limit well before reaching it and when it does it starts to oversteer, that is if you're going over 50 km/h before that it understeers, so you'll still have control over where you're going and correcting oversteer with FWD is piss easy. Don't really need lane drift or automatic braking features since I don't drive when I'm so tired that they would be useful. And I'm pretty sure it's safer than modern small cars.
It's also comfier than most modern cars and at least as reliable. Just went over 300 000 km few weeks ago and I haven't had to do anything besides the regular maintenance to it.
And all this for the purchase price of under 3k eurodollars 2 years ago.
>>52592416 Good for you, not every world region had the foresight to require ABS, TCS and side airbags that many years ago. Some cars being sold in the past few years in Australia still didn't have TCS as standard until the law changed
>>52592537 How is this at all relevant to my post? I don't live in a different planet where all the cars made in 1999 had those things. Only the high end cars had them back then. However you can buy 10-20 year old luxury cars for fucking pennies. And they're still much comfier than a new budget car.
I'm certain you can find the same cars even in Australia. Tbqh it's gonna be much easier in Australia since you don't drive half of the year in snow and salt so the used cars there are much more likely to be rust free.
>>52593378 I just got one a few days ago, It's nice for programming, and other basic PC shit. Although I don't use it for a daily drivers because muh games and I do CAD work for an engineering class I'm in.
>>52590231 If all you do is browse the web, do basic word processing, watch videos and listen to music then you could quite easily get by with something basic like a netbook running a lightweight Linux distro or a Chromebook.
>>52590231 Guy who literally owns a computer from 2007 reporting in.
>10bit 720p anime lags >any modern browser stutters A LOT >360p videos on youtube are unwatchable during to the crippling choppiness >websites lag >have to close everything else when I decide to watch an anime or a movie >encoding videos and editing videos require a powerful PC if you edit high-quality videos >gaming is a no-no, even if you're gonna play simple games like WoW (and I'm talking about the older expansions like TBC; if you want to run games smoothly prepare to play them at the lowest settings, at the lowest resolution and in windowed mode AND turn off anything that runs in the background)
>Intel C2D E2180 > <1 GB of ram since my internal gpu takes some >did I mention that I have an internal GPU? (old VIA, 128 megabytes)
I have a PC from 2006 and it can hardly handle the 100 or so tabs I have open. Sometimes laggy but otherwise fine for programming and watching movies. Wouldn't mind playing a game of CS with the boys every now and then. Planning an upgrade ~$700 for a decent rig.
>>52596813 I find something interesting but am too busy to get to it. It's also inevitable if you're doing research. Sometimes I like to keep it open as a reminder. My bookmarks have about a thousand or so entries. Think keeping that many tabs open shouldn't be a problem anymore. Eh.
Operating System security. The longer any software has been on the market, the more likely it is to have been compromised, if we're talking mainstream releases. If you mean some niche Linux distro, it probably is better to use older versions since it's unlikely to have been compromised and people would dedicate their malicious efforts to newer releases with larger userbases.
>>52601999 How much software out there would run terribly on a 4-5 year old computer? I've got a laptop from 2011 and aside from john the ripper, virtual box, videogame emulators and modern games (which I'm not interested in anyway) I don't think there was a situation when I'd explicitly need the extra juice.
>>52590231 I use mine for blender, 3ds and alike. Also for some despicably bloated IDEs like Visual Studio (I love it as a tool, but I wouldn't stand having to use it in an old computer) And there's also the obvious multimedia files.
>>52590693 >What's hard about putting in an additional 2Gb of RAM every 5 years. It's essentially the only change we've seen due to website pages being refined graphically. >It's essentially the only change we've seen Why do you insist posting when it's blatantly obvious that you have no grasp of what you're talking about?
>>52596285 >The weird thing is...720p runs at a decent framerate when using Flash. HTML5 sucks ass, that's why. Use a decent browser, I'd recommend anything other than Chrome for an older PC such as the one you described (inb4 people blow up on me)
> Unless you play all the latest AAA video games, what reasons do you have to get a computer made after say, 2007?
I've literally tried this, except it was 2006 and I was forced to upgrade kicking and screaming a few years ago (2013).
This guy >>52596164 speaks the truth, but in my case my computer was higher spec and my problems weren't quite as bad.
I had 2 GB memory (high for 2006 with windows XP 32 bit, mind you), I had the most expensive processor I could buy for 300.00, and a ~250 dollar video card that was upgraded a couple times over the computer's lifespan.
I could actually play games very well up until the very end in 2013, but non-gaming software got slower as time marched on. Firefox was slow, streaming video was worse, and even the OS also was slower than it originally was in 2006 (navigating directories and such).
The Firefox issue was the deal breaker and especially made me realize that most software is not going to be optimized for "low spec" machines. Developers are lazy and always have the fastest hardware. Your machine spec's are only considered out of pity for a few years, and then specs at that level are slowly forgotten and its eventually considered irrelevant if performance blows on your machine.
>>52590880 >Unless you're racing, what reasons do you have to get a car made after say, 1999? The most inaccurate analogy of the 21st century, everyone.
In 2016 premium cars have >stereo cameras in the front and systems that'll break FOR you >integrated navs and bluetooth support >led headlights >fully automated parking Now those are unbelievable feature upgrades, serious enough to consider buying a new car.
Going with a car metaphor, the only thing that's upgraded in PCs is that they go from 0-60 in 1 second instead of 6.
Worse brakes, worse efficiency, more contaminating, worse security, worse features, no ABS, no modern direction, less prone to total destruction but more probability of you being stabbed in the stomach on a crash, mechanical failures with no backup system that could end in horrible accidents, etc.
>>52602557 Note that your biggest problems were with the web. The overwhelming growing bloat of the web is the #1 problem to those trying to use older machines. Streaming video wouldn't be a problem if Netflix, etc created efficient desktop clients instead of trying to do everything in a web browser.
Gentoomen, something must be done to make the web sane again. We can't let this sludgebeast continue to grow and force people into buying new devices with ever-growing frequency.
>>52602952 That doesn't make sense. A desktop client hooks into "the cloud" just as much as a web browser does; websites are clients too, albeit much more inefficient.
A big bonus to be gained from the desktop client approach is no need to wait for web standards and browser userbases; if they wanted to flip over to h.265 for example that would be as simple as pushing an update to the Netflix client.
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