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Linux Motherboard Follies

Jan 27, 2010, 19:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Since I stuck my toe in the multi-core CPU waters, it's been an interesting journey. Interesting, that is, in the sense of the famous Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." When it comes to computers, these times are a bit too interesting for my liking.

"It all started with my nice but inadequate Athlon + ECS motherboard-based multimedia system. It's power to spare for ordinary tasks, like playing with KStars, work, using LaTex, and games. But for audio production and digital photo management and editing, it's slow. So I says, hey, this motherboard supports multi-core CPUs, so by gosh I am going to upgrade the CPU. Cheap and easy.

"Famous last words."

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