Also, I'm not sure if the average user
fully realizes that a 1GHz probably is not twice as fast a 500MHz computer...
I have two machines-- Paranoia (which runs this site) is a dual PPro 180 OC to 220. Velocity is a dual P3 450. The funniest thing I run into is when I tell people they're dual processor boxen, they invariably say "So it's really like using a 900MhZ machine?" :-)
Then I have to explain that, no, it's not really like using a 900 MhZ machine (whatever that would be "like") but that it just means I can compile a kernel really fast (with -j3). That it, in fact, is exactly like having two 450MhZ processors.
Then everyone says "So, maybe I should get a dual processor machine for my next..." and I ask if they're prepared to run linux or NT or another OS that can make any use at all of the second processor. Funny thing, people generally get kind of upset that "that other" OS can't do SMP yet. ;-)
Not the real rusty
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