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honey the codewitch18-Dec-20 5:47
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dandy7218-Dec-20 3:48
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I've only glanced at the article, but CP's Daily News this morning pointed out that Google had purchased a company that "turns your old Windows 7 PC into a Chrome OS machine".

How old are we talking about? Chrome, the browser, is a pig, no matter what the underlying OS might be. The most resource-hungry thing you can ask an old box to do is to run a web browser--even the simplest pages nowadays download a few MBs worth of crap, and the scripting built into them to manipulate the content on the fly makes the poorly-performing apps of yesteryear look snappy in comparison.

The moment Edge switched to being Chrome-based, it became as much of a hog. I'm not blaming MS for that - something about pigs and lipstick.

I'm all about repurposing old systems and giving them new life. I'm getting to like Linux a lot for that. But where things start to fall apart is when you load a resource-hungry browser. I've witnessed this first-hand more times than I care to count: A clean Windows 7 system with IE performs better than a lean Linux distribution with Chrome. Of course, IE is no longer a contender, but we're quickly running out of viable alternatives.

Bottom line - if you want to give an old system a new lease on life, browsers will get you right back onto square one, again, no matter what the underlying OS is. And I don't know of a good solution for that. And that kinda sucks, because you can no longer just give grandma an old system "just for email and Facebook".

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