> Last I checked, a PC of that age would be landfill.
Not with a proper O/S on it. Sitting at a 2010 PC here (that was cheapo town when I bought it), no plans to replace it in the next three years. I did upgrade RAM once (for HPC), and that was it.
A top range new system is performance wise "up to" twice as fast (old: AMD Phenom, new: expensive intel Xeon). Yes, I measured it myself.
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