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Oh my GOD this thing is slow - Phil's Rambling Rants
May 1st, 2004
03:58 pm

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Oh my GOD this thing is slow
I bought my current home computer about 2.5 years ago, and at the time, I wasn't doing much at home except surfing the Internet, so I bought a low-end machine. It's a 600 MHz Celeron, with 128MB RAM.

Today, I installed the Java SDK and Eclipse, the platform I'm using right now at work. I wrote a very simple test program, and went to run it. It took at least a minute for the program to come up on the screen -- where it would have taken no more than 2 seconds on my work machine. Needless to say, it was unusable.

I've been feeling the pain of my too-slow machine every time I try to do anything with the pictures I've been taking, but today's experience is going to push me harder in the direction of buying a new machine.

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From:autographedcat
Date:May 1st, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
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I understand the feeling. Last spring I upgraded directly from a PII-350 with 128mb to an AMD XP2400+ with 512. Wow, the difference was incredible.
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