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Bjosch
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:25 am    Post subject: experience with dual G4? Reply with quote

Hey everybody.
I'm running Gentoo on an P3 notebook but I want to switch as first box to a PowerMac G4 with dual processor. I've seen that the new Gentoo 2004 release is optimized also for the dual processors power management. What I'm wondering about is if I actually might notice a power increasement with the single applications as also each Mac OS X native program had to be "re-designed" for dual processor's optimization. Do I really gain speed awith OOo, Thunderbird, Gimp, KDE etc. (just to speak of those divoring lots of ressources) or would a single processor G 4 would do pretty much the same for me under Linux?
Thanks for all comments.
-bjosch
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corsair
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Joined: 06 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

yes, you have to "re-design" an application to fit the needs for an multiprozessor system, but if you run more then one application at the same time (well.... I assume you do this :wink: ) one programm is running on the first prozessor and the next on the second (... a realy simple representation...)

So you will have some speed up! (I like working on the dual g5 of my dad :twisted: )

Markus
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