[kwlug-disc] OT: New Intel desktop/laptop CPUs

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 7 20:34:00 EST 2010


I am not planning to. Currently Running an Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz with 1.5 Gb. Yes very old

I think that video editing still needs as much CPU/Memory as you can throw at it, but I don't do it frequently enough.

The only application that's becoming a resource hog is the browser and that's because Flash. Yes, I "could" disable it, but now most casual content requires it.

Raul Suarez

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--- On Sun, 3/7/10, Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> From: Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] OT: New Intel desktop/laptop CPUs
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Sunday, March 7, 2010, 9:49 AM
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> 
>  
> Does anyone running linux really need new hardware
> anymore?  It must be
> a real niche app if you're running linux on the desktop
> and needing
> more speed than hardware from 5+ years ago. Maybe I could
> see a memory
> upgrade to a meg or two...but that's it.  
> 
> 
> 
> I'm as keen on new hardware as the next geek.  But
> I bought a decent
> machine about 5 years ago and I have 0 requirements in the
> office to
> upgrade my hardware.  I did upgrade my memory - but
> not because it
> needed it, because I was treating myself.  The upgrade
> from 512m to 3
> gigs made absolutely no difference.  My pentium 4 on a
> 533 FSB
> motherboard rocks everything I need in my daily work. 
> And my office
> servers are from even longer ago than that.  I'm
> not sure if Paul would
> even take my hand me down hardware :).
> 
> 
> 
> I'd like to go out and buy a new $1000 machine, but if
> I did, I'm
> certain that where I'd be is exactly where I am right
> now but lighter
> by a $1000.
> 
> 
> 
> So what gives?   Why does someone running linux
> in a reasonably normal
> environment need to upgrade his hardware at any point 
> between 2005 and
> 2015?
> 
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> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> Somewhat off topic, so feel free to press
> "Delete" now ...
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> If one looks at the flyers from Futureshop, BestBuy and
> Staples in the
> 
> past few weeks, you see the Core i3, i5, and i7 in new
> laptops that cost
> 
> $100's more than the Core 2 Duo that I have in my
> laptop.
> 
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> 
> Any idea what architectural benefits do these CPUs provide?
> Or is it
> 
> just the usual "rebrand and raise the price"
> marketing strategy?
> 
> -- 
> 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> 
>   2bits.com, Inc.
> 
>   http://2bits.com
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> 
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