[oclug] Linux and AMD?
raywood at magma.ca
Thu Aug 30 20:23:49 EDT 2001
On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 06:50:40PM -0400, G. R. Gaudreau imagined:
> Patrick Leckey wrote:
> > Much like a Celeron is to a Pentium II / Pentium III, the Duron is to the
> > Athlon / Thunderbird. The Duron has less on-board cache than the Athlon,
> > for one. There are other minor differences. However, unlike the Celeron
> > (which is almost a completely different chip design than the PII), the Duron
> > is otherwise almost identical in design to the Athlon.
> Thanks, Pat. I guess that would mean that for a guy like me, the Duron
> would be a good buy then? I don't game and I'm not into heavy graphics
> or big spreadsheets and such. I just surf, do e-mail, downloads, HTML
> authoring, word processing... yada yada yada... and spend a lot of
> time tweaking the system and rooting around. Sometimes I break stuff,
> but what the hell, I learn things about Linux and it's fun.
Durons have (or had) a reputation for being the 'biggest bang for your
bargain buck' option at one point in recent history.
"If you continue running Windows, your system may become unstable"
-- Windows 95 BSOD ("Blue Screen of Death") <-- now unsupported :0
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