A few dozen emails per day, probably not a problem. Many dozens, or hundreds, of emails per day, somewhat overwhelming.
The question is what's the nature of the problem? Email, in and of itself, is not the problem. It's the number of emails. Are you giving your email address to anyone who asks? I'm amazed at the number of retailers who ask for my email address. Maybe we don't need to give out email addresses like candy.
Beyond that, some people seem to love to spend a lot of their time sending out pointless emails. Maybe we need to set up filters to direct their emails to a separate folder that we skim over, say, once a week. Half, to three quarters, of the emails I receive at work are unnecessary and contribute nothing at all to my work - they typically get deleted post haste.
Let me preface this by saying that I know I have a problem.
I make my living writing code. Have done pretty much continually since 1986. I always have at least two personal programming projects on the go at home, and I have a long, and growing, list of projects I'd like to do. If I was unemployed, aside from diligently looking for a paying job, I'd be spending even more time working on my own projects.
I did say that I know I have a problem.
Windows 10 (hey, it's better than 8)
... for some values of "better", maybe. Looking forward to renting your next OS?
Not in the least. Unfortunately, my target audience, at least for the time being, is mostly Windows-based, so I'm stuck using some form of Windows for now. When I review my comment, I consider it very sad that the best I can say about Windows 10 is that it's better than Windows 8. Am I the only one who feels that our OSes have not progressed, over the past 30 years or so, to the same extent as our hardware has?
As far as the vm's and Intel vs amd. I think I remember having more physical cores working better than virtual cores for vm's. Might want to look into that, because if so it would make amd the better choice.
That's sort of what I was thinking. I've not used an AMD processor since I started using VMs.
How can you work when the system's so crowded?