: software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster.
Incidentally, it's false (sorry). Newer computers running newer software tend to be faster than older computers running older software. However this growth is probably not exponential, so it's true they practically compensate each other. (bonus info: Windows' official requirements haven't changed since Vista)
The problem is that software is easier to upgrade than hardware, so a particular computer will probably get slower with time (there's also "software rot", which MS Windows suffers severely from).
Adacore wrote:Incidentally, anything less than 60GB for a SSD is a touch on the small side. I've got an old 40GB one, but I barely have room for everything that absolutely has to be on it (which, when I think back to my previous PCs that operated perfectly well with a fraction of that much disk space in total, seems utterly ridiculous, but there you are).
Well, Linux Mint can run perfectly on 10-20GB of space. Just saying. Or you could have ~800 installations of Damn Small Linux.