Pentium or Athlon? It's a topic that's been done to death, but
LinuxHardware.org has taken a look at the 1GHz Pentiums and Athlons
and attempted to make a determination from a Linux user's
perspective. In the end, they argue, it boils down most to whether
you're building a new box or upgrading an existing system.
"At this point, a lot has been written about both of these
processors. They have been reviewed and benchmarked by every
hardware site on the web. The goal of this feature is to show how
each performs under Linux. As new processor technologies emerge you
can expect us to provide extensive coverage but at this stage in
the game these processors are both fairly well known. Below is a
chart that covers the general features of each processor so that
you will have a quick reference to what we're dealing with."
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