"One of the frustrations of an easy install from one CD is that
regardless of your processor, you will get a generic kernel that
may not be well suited for your hardware. This tutorial shows you
how to upgrade from the generic kernel that is designed for the
Desktop to a kernel that provides better use of a higher end CPU,
in this example a Dual Core Xeon. This process can be used to build
a real workstation instead of a Desktop. You will get more out of
your hardware by making this adjustment..."