Sadly, this is kinda based on real life. Our home computer is almost five years old and it still runs XP on it. And it seems like forever from the pressing of the power button to the web browser popping up upon launch. Even if we could afford a new computer, I wouldn't be looking forward to re-installing all those programs I need.
(And it's purely coincidental that I'm doing a computer-related gag for strip #386.)