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Need to upgrade PCs every 3 years?
by kop316 on Fri 27th Jan 2012 02:20 UTC
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On the idea of you need to update every 3 years, I have no intention of updating my laptop any time soon and it's pretty close to the 3 year point. Why? It runs just as well right now as it did when I first got it. I have no need for a faster laptop. When all I do on it is the internet, email, messaging, and the occasional virtualization; and my OS of choice is Debian, so I don't need to upgrade when Debian upgrades.

On the other hand, I upgraded my phone because a) my phone seems to like to break every year, b) if I want a new OS (like getting ICS), I had to get a new phone. Now if my new phone lasts as well as my laptop does and it can still run the newest software well, then I won't upgrade my phone.

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...And before you even think about dumping the whole system for a new one, put in a SSD and you're set for at least another 3 years. ;-)

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Neolander Member since:

I would like to see some unambiguous SSD reliability data to check if cheap Flash SSDs do really survive 3 years, but it seems that the technology is still too young for that kind of data to be available.

Edited 2012-01-27 06:10 UTC

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