I can’t quite believe I’m seeing this… An officially endorsed Windows magazine, and on the front cover of April 2010 edition it proclaims:
Do I understand this correctly? Are Microsoft openly accepting that their beloved operating system degrades in performance over time… That full system re-installations are required for an adequate experience with the Windows OS? Surely general daily use can have no influence in the speed of a computer.. whether it be turned on for the 2nd time, or for the 10,000th time.
This is a commonly used argument used by Linux users, including myself. But rather than Microsoft running to defend its operating system against such damming criticism, they instead seem to acknowledges the problem… and even try to flog their poor users of an extra £5 for a magazine to tell them how to fix it!
So for people affected by the issue of system slow down due to wear and tear, let me share with you the options I feel are available to you:
Option 1. Limit your PC usage to once a month. Ensure that you send all intended emails, and that you check the news headlines for the coming weeks ahead.
Option 2. Use your PC every day. Watch YouTube videos, chat to friends on social networking sites, but remember…. on every 2nd Monday of each month “Revitalise your PC in one hour”.
Options 3. Avoid such nonsense ideas as “system reinstalls”, “virus checks”, and save yourself £5 on the magainze to buy a much more fulfilling monthly publication instead….. This option is achieved by…..
Switching to Linux. It’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make. It’s very easy, will save you hours of “system maintenance”, and will save you £££ through not buying the Windows OS, virus checkers, or costly trips to “PC Repair Shops”.
Here’s a good place to get started: Give Fedora Linux a try. Download HERE .