Who's running on old hardware, who's running on fancy new stuff?
I've been tinkering with the idea of upgrading lately,mostly because my hardware is so old. Then I wonder what the heck for - 5+ year old hardware works better than excellent for most of us and is dirt cheap.
example: I've got a couple of dell 1750 1u servers. Dual 3 gig xeons, 8 gigs of ram, 3 scis hd's. And they're not running very hot.
Here's the thing. I can pick up that machine now for like $300 or less. When I bought them originally, they were 'better' machines and I way overpowered them (back when 8 gigs was huge).
What say you folks? Have you upgraded to fancy new 4 processor machines with solid state HD's and all that? Or just happy running on stuff that works fine? I really don't think it changes the user experience a bit.
I'm reminded of fishing. The fish looking at the bait can't tell if you're in a 30K bass boat with fancy gear and high end rods, or if you're using a string over the side of a canoe.