Well, my laptop computer is 3 years old and it's getting close to the time to upgrade and get a new one. I keep getting really frustrated because it just keep freezing up. I know a big part of the reason is because I have way too many programs open at once. My computer gets quite overloaded just like my brain!!
My web browser is what freezes up the most too. I clear my cookies and temp internet files often. I guess what's really slowing it down and freezing it up is having too many browsers tabs open at once. I don't know what the optimal number of open tabs is but I'm learning that 11 at once is way too many!
I just found a cool little Firefox add-on called Window and Tab Limiter. I just installed it and have it set to 5 Tabs! I'm hoping that will stop by browser from crashing and buy me a bit more time before I have to upgrade my computer.