Tuesday, May 17, 2005

AnandTech: Processor Obfuscation and You: An Update on AMD and Intel CPUs

AnandTech: Processor Obfuscation and You: An Update on AMD and Intel CPUs
Phew! All these CPU's. Ever since I got hooked to working on laptops, I have barely looked at the various CPU's out their. Lately though, I have found myself limited with just two laptops, one a 750 Mhz dell system, and the other a Powerbook. What do I need more systems for? I'll be moving soon to a new apartment, getting my own broadband connection and hope to setup some systems as dev systems or test admin systems. I already have a windows server setup with all that I want on the laptop. I want a system that has Linux and another that has Solaris. Plus I want to setup the linux system as a router/dhcp/name server. Therefore I need two more systems.

Linux can be setup on a Mac mini, or any of those cheap $600 laptops from Dell. Solaris has less hardware support and wont run on the mini, so I'll have to be picky for that. Build a system from Frys or buy one of those two systems above? Maybe I should just start coding for the 750 Mhz laptop first.