Ok... now that I have your attention.
I came across this benchmark test on another site and thought it would be cool to see what people's machine here can do.
Disclaimer: This bechmark is very limited in its scope and not a true determination if your OS makes you a better editor..
Using Photoshop CS or CS2 (or PS 7)
1.) Download Image from http://www.quicklance.com/test.jpg
2.) Save it to computer and then open it up in Photoshop
3.) From there please apply a 'radial blur' with the settings at:
Amount = 100
Blur Method = Spin
Quality = Best
Using a stop watch / ps timer see how long it takes to apply this filter
Please list the following:
MOBO: Asus P4PE
CPU : Intel P4 2.4
RAM : 1 Gig OCZ PC2800
OS : Windows 98
TIME: 1 min 38 secs