When one looks at the needs of modern computing tasks, there is one unavoidable consistency – the ever increasing demand for more memory (RAM) and storage. Be it digital photos, video content, operating systems, even video games, one thing is always the same – the latest and greatest will need more than that which came before when it comes to RAM to support the running application, and the storage on which to keep the item.
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The last couple of years have made us forget what it was like to fret over CPU / OS incompatibilities. In fact, the only time most people had to contend with the issue was an innocent shift from x86 to x64, i.e. people under thirty! Now that people are finally getting comfortable with Windows 7, and it has just stepped into its extended support phase, Microsoft has again decided to drop the bombshell with the news that the modern Microsoft CPUs will only support Windows 10. Seems like Microsoft is fond of surprises!