[TriLUG] CPU Considerations/Recommendations
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 21:33:03 EDT 2007
All along I was thinking "it can't be JUST YOU, other people MUST be having
these same kinds of problems with AMD processors".
Turns out it might have been "just me" after all.
I'm still firmly entrenched in the Intel camp though.
Proudly typed on a 2 Ghz Core Duo (and drooling over the prospects of a
quad-core iMac running OS X and Linux under emulation... oh please please
On 3/13/07, Dave Sorenson <dave at logicalgeek.com> wrote:
> I've had nothing but GREAT luck w/ AMD CPU's I've probably built 7-9
> boxen with them and the ones that were taken out of service were due to
> clockspeed slowness, not failure. In fact my server is going on year 6
> and while showing it's slow clockspeed occasionally it has been ROCK
> SOLID since Red Hat 7 was first installed.
> Greg Brown wrote:
> > I've been blasted for my views of AMD but I'd say, no, and AMD
> > anything is
> > not a good choice for a processor (this is based off three different AMD
> > processors I owned kicking the bucket within one year's time.
> > Meanwhile my
> > P-II is still churning out the 1s and 0s God only knows how long after
> > was shipped out the door).
> > Yahoo had a story about the financial well at AMD possibly running dry:
> > (http://tinyurl.com/yrkw7y)*
> > *Some other headlines:
> > *AMD* on The Brink of
> > Collapse<
> > *AMD* Staggering After Brutal Year of Battling
> > Intel<http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258365,00.html>
> > Intel Debuts More Product, The Chips Are Down Again At
> > AMD<http://www.247wallst.com/2007/03/intel_debuts_mo.html>
> > This could all be wrong though. YMMV.
> > Greg
> > On 3/13/07, Ed Alexander <esalexa at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> >> I need to purchase a new primary desktop for home use. I'd like some
> >> recommendations for what CPU to get. Is Athlon 64 a good choice? I
> >> know of issues with getting Flash player to work (only 32-bit version
> >> available). Are there other considerations, good or bad?
> >> I'll be running various Linux distros on it over time, one as the base
> >> system and others in Qemu or VMware. The system will be used for the
> >> usual (e-mail, web, video, productivity, etc.) and general playing
> >> around with Linux distros.
> >> Thanks for any constructive comments.
> >> Ed
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