As a computer gets older, relative to the new software you are likely to be using, you tend to notice it becoming slower and slower. Luckily there are a few easy ways to speed it up and get some extra use out of an aging system. I will start with the easy stuff that has the most effect: 1. Consider getting extra memory - as a rule of thumb there are 3 main bottlenecks in terms of computing performance that you are likely to experience: the CPU, disk and memory. If you have an older system, chances are it only came with about 512MB of RAM and so topping that up to 1 or 2 GBs will make a noticeable difference, especially when using more than one application at a time. This is not usually very...