October 2023 marks 20 years of IT Know Howe Computer Services. There have been a lot of changes during that time.
Windows XP was still relatively new to everyone back then and lots of people still had Windows 98, while businesses had Windows 2000.
In 2003 80% of people had dial up for Internet access. Remember the dial up tones? Play that noise to anyone under 20 and they’ve no idea what it is. The broadband revolution had started with initial speeds 10 times faster than dial up, which was amazing in the day. That was a download speed of 0.5Mbps!
To put internet connection speeds in perspective, it used to take 3 minutes to download 1 MB over dial up. So a 4 MB file would take 12 minutes to download back then. I recently downloaded a 5600MB file (5.6GB) in the same amount of time. What a contrast!
Since 2003 there have been 7 versions of Microsoft Office. And each time it’s changed the previous version was better so everyone would say!
Then there were the actual PCs, which were so fantastic at the time. A run of the mill computer had 128MB of memory compared to 8000MB now (that’s 8GB of course). And your hard drive was normal if it was only 8GB in size!!
While a lot has changed, Fiona and I are still here. All you need to remember is : “For computer support made simple, just call IT Know Howe”.