Question from Larry: I was digging around in my basement yesterday and found my old 1990s era Gateway computer with Windows 3.1 on it.
Just out of curiosity I hooked it up and was surprised to see it come on and boot up!
I spent several minutes just fooling around with it and I noticed how fast it seemed to be running.
I have a four month old Dell laptop that has an Intel i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM but it seems to run a lot slower than that 20+ year old Gateway.
How can a modern computer with much “better” hardware run slower than a PC that’s over 20 years old? It makes no sense!
You’d think today’s hardware would be a lot faster than those older machines. Why don’t they?
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