In this review there is a brief technical overview,
stability analysis, performance comparisons, and discussion of
support issues for the Pentium 4 at the kernel level and in GCC.
For the performance portion, the Pentium 4 is compared to a Pentium
III 1Ghz processor and an AMD Athlon 1.2GHz processor in the areas
of integer performance, floating point performance, application
performance (Quake 3), and compilation performance. On the support
front, there are several questions answered by Alan Cox on kernel
issues and Jan Hubicka on GCC issues. If you've been considering
buying a Pentium 4 for use under Linux, read this
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