Friday, July 27, 2007

Do I own an old snail?

askbobrankin.com Some people may be a bit confused about what qualifies a computer to be called a snail.

Bob Rankin has a nice amusing little checklist to see if your computer qualifies.

If you answer 'Yes' to anything on his list, but your computer is still usable for normal purposes (web browsing, email, word processing, etc), with recently written software...then you have a snail.

If it's too old to run any recently written software, you have an antique. That is a different class of PC, than snail.

And be sure to read on, because following his checklist, there are some good tips for getting more out of your computer, no matter what its age may be.

You May Need To Buy A New Computer If...

3 comments:

test said...

this snail test is valuable only for people who are not well versed with technology

Ale said...

Hey, I just found your site, and I'm quite enjoying it. As the proud owner of a 5-year old PIII laptop which still is quite usable (except for the flaky display, sigh), it's a relief to see other people that have not bought into the "need to upgrade computer every year" craze. The way I see it, if I was able to do word processing, edit images and browse the web no problem when my computer came out, why shouldn't I be able to keep doing that now with recent software?
Even my ancient PI 133MHz laptop is still quite capable of simple tasks (I run Puppy Linux on it).

App said...

I haven't had much time for writing recently, but I plan on testing and reviewing something pretty cool soon, with a few different configurations that could bring your pc up to date with some pretty nifty tools for survival in the modern information & communication world.