Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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RE[3]: Wait...
by ndrw on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wait..."
ndrw
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2009-06-30

You have likely hit the "clogging" issue. Windows systems (not sure about v.7 - haven't used it long enough) gradually get slower over years of use, mostly because of garbage accumulated in the registry and fragmentation. I'm pretty sure that reinstalling XP would solve your problems just as well as installing Windows 7.

Your choice is of course good. Windows 7 is better in almost every respect. But XP isn't rubbish either - quite the opposite - it is both "good enough" and "already there". That's a tough competition even for Microsoft.

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