While multi core processors are faster the sad fact is not much software is encoded to run on, or take advantage of, multicore processing.
I doubt anybody can name 3 programs that are actually written to run on a "quad core" CPU.
As for Windows 7 , I tried the Beta version.
From what I could see it's pretty much Vista cleaned up & repackaged.
The biggest deal is less UAC balongy.
When XP dies I will be using either Ubuntu or LinuxMint.
With me it's a matter of the OS keeping in constant contact with MS.
It is none of MS's business what I use my computer for, what I install, or what I upgrafe.
I don't use my computer to do anything wrong, it's just the principle of it to me."rather than upgrade the Dell...get a new motherboard and CPU and RAM...and put it in yourself"
The reason I said , " it being a Dell, I'd be more inclined to sell it"
Is that being a Dell more then likely it has proprietary front panel connectors.
That makes a simple motherboard upgrade much harder !
Edited by fairjoeblue, 25 February 2009 - 03:30 PM.
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