Even more options around the globe are listed at TuxMobil and LXer. Plus, it’s like command line trial-by-fire, you’ll be forced to use the command-line, so you should be better at it when you finish: If you want to buy Linux preinstalled, you’ll need to go to a vendor that offers such machines. Though you may not need a bit processor for Linux, you’ll be glad to have it if you’re dual-booting with Windows. I’m not familiar with the algorithm used in SuperPi, but in order for cache L2 to have an impact, the next digit in the pi calculation would have to rely on the previously calculated digits a lot of them in order for 1 or 2 MB to fill and start dropping digits out of cache.

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Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once amx log in. RAM is particularly important if you plan to use memory-intensive apps like virtualization via VMWare or VirtualBox, for examplephoto editing such as via Gimp or video editing, or if you plan to dual-boot.

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Submit a new text post. Intel Centrino Duo vs. It’s built to be lightweight, is based on Debian so you get the packages and stabilityand uses Openbox which is very lightweight.

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No spamblog submissions – Posts that amf identified as either blog-spam, a link aggregator, or an otherwise low-effort website are to be removed. Find More Posts by danishmr. They typically offer the easiest route for you, since they deal with compatibility issues ahead of time, and you’ll get an idea of what their offerings and prices are like along the way.

Intel Centrino Duo vs. AMD Turion? 64 X2 for Linux

Share This Page Tweet. Most Linux-focused vendors offer dual-boot installations as well. I’m anticipating the usual HP headaches Broadcom wireless, Odd Nvidia set up, cool peripherals with obscure installs, etc. Results 1 to 10 of You should use them all since they all work well for what you want. Hi, I dig out two benchmarkers that suppose to test multiple core performance http: Maybe a more realistic platform for benchmarking would be a soft real-time Linux variant running from a Live CD.

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. I suspect the answer will depend on the extent to which the OP uses 64 bit applications in Linux. Until Broadcom’s new brcm driver is widely incorporated, this generally means making sure you have compatible wireless hardware from Intel or Atheros.

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February 25th, 3. Shopping for a Linux laptop involves many of the same key considerations as shopping for a Windows laptopand is easier in some ways due to Linux’s modest hardware requirements.

Keep in mind, too, that in the open source world, just about any software you want can be easily added later for free. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Those who plan to dual-boot, on the other hand, are going to want just as much power as a traditional Windows user would.

Let’s say 16M, how is that? For even more AMAs, check out our wiki link by clicking here. Dual core is good for most purposes today. Expected to appear in the Linux kernel late this year or in earlythat new I search on updates and selected the object for updates that presented itself.

Processor speeds, meanwhile, typically range from 1. And since my WiFi icon vanished, in the upper menu bar on the right, and because I thought there was a bug from rurion “bad” email I decided to reinstall.