PC Technological Advances in 2020


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Now, let’s talk about software. Obviously, the first piece of software you use on any computer is the operating system. Windows 10 dominates this area globally. They lost a little share early last decade with Windows 8, but Windows 10 has regained that loss. Microsoft seems to have accelerated OS updates in the last few years, and the latest version of Windows 10 does so much more than when it was first introduced. Lately, however, it seems like they have pushed updates out perhaps too fast, with the latest ones seeming to cause some instability. Still, they have almost 75% of the global PC market and 95%+ of the high-end DIY segment.

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Overall, I find that the most difficult part of building your own computer is choosing the components while keeping in mind your budget, the target performance, and the compatibility of your choices.

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The satisfaction obtained when you finish and install the operating system and see it boot up for the first time is well worth the effort.

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In conclusion, we still have over a month left in 2020, so let’s see what other new-generation computer components may be announced. Then, there is the virtual CES in early 2021 for us to cover and report on.

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