On Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:05:06 +0000
Alan Pope <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 7 January 2011 12:55, Greg Bair <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Anyone have any experiences with these processors? *More
> > specifically the D510? *A friend and I are having a friendly bet on
> > who can put together the best low-power Linux desktop sub-$300 (to
> > be given to a local charity).
> I've yet to see a dual core atom that Ubuntu didn't like.
> > I found online a forum thread saying 9.10 and 10.04 kernels didn't
> > support it.
Although, I will say that it is an old thread, and I didn't read till
the end until now. Someone posted a youtube video showing it working.
> > The small power consumption is very attractive. *And if I can use
> > it, I found an Intel mobo + CPU combo on newegg for $80.
> I would personally go for a ready built machine like this:-
> ..or cheaper options like the R3600, R3610. These are all dual core
> Atom based with ION/ION2 based video cards. They make for pretty nice
> little desktops. My mum uses one.
That does look nice, but that defeats the purpose of the bet.
the Intel mobo has ION graphics, so no prob there.
Thanks to everyone who responded. Looks like I'll be able to use this
cpu. On another note, while looking through these things, I might just
pick an atom-based pc up for me. Probably use it to replace my 9-year
old IBM tower I'm using as a web development server.
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