My new companionFri 25 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya
My new companion
I am thoroughly impressed with the build quality of the machine. This notebook fit my requirements perfectly and I didn't have to shell out a rupee to Microsoft because it came only with PC-Dos. I took a live-cd of Ubuntu along to the store and checked up if all the peripherals would get detected. After booting in I had a look at the dmesg log and figured out that this notebook was perfect for Linux. Back home, I installed Fedora and tried out a few test threaded programs with two cpus and a solo cpu.
Conclusion: Threaded applications perform better off on multiple cpus but the programming becomes slightly cumbersome and needs lots of care.