[off-topic] new mbd/cpu setup search
rernst at rernst.com
Sat Jan 21 11:35:14 PST 2012
On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Gus Wirth <gwirth79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/21/2012 10:39 AM, Rich Ernst wrote:
>> Oh, and bear in mind that up 'til now, my main/fastest system (that
>> I'm using now) is an Intel mbd with a P4, 3GHz dual core cpu so
>> anything will be faster/better.
>> Lastly, I don't to a lot of high end stuff, but just normal things,
>> streaming video, etc., loading web pages, etc., responsiveness to
>> mouse clicks seems to get slower and slower these days, and I'm
>> spoiled by my girlfriend's year old iMac that's blazing fast and
> Don't be so sure that a new system will be all that much faster unless
> you are willing to go high end. If you want to see some benchmarks and
> do your own benchmarks check out
> and get the Phoronix Test Suite <http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/>.
> Although benchmarks aren't real life they can give you some idea of the
> performance difference.
> Perhaps you are suffering from some software issues rather than hardware
> obsolescence. You could try some of the lighter weight Linux desktops
> like LXDE or Xfce rather than GNOME or KDE.
Thanks for the links and other suggestions!
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