How do I future-proof my computer?

Author's Note

I'm not really the prime target for future-proofing. My computer use basically takes place in word processing, music players and a Web browser. My computer will probably be current enough for me into the next decade. But for some, future-proofing seems like a good way to save money as they stay on the cusp of the technological edge. But beware: You're still going to need to update your components, and you probably aren't saving yourself much money. Think about what you need and what you'll use but be careful not to dig yourself in too deep with an initial investment.

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