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  Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag? (OS cost!) 
 
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Wolfen Oct 24, 2006, 01:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I agree with the two last topic posts.

My simple observation is the COST Vista if one has a Quad system! The Microsoft licensing methods will make this systems very costly to own. Now if they use hyperthreading on each processor in a Quad then you will truly be in the poor house!

Oh well, makes me like Linux more (when its kernel is modified for these)...

Now why not allow each "processor" run a separate operating system. Ah, what a fantasy that would be. I have Linux, Vista, XP Pro, on one box!! Well, strange last thought there and worth ignoring.


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Willy Jonasty Nov 01, 2006, 04:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag? (OS cost!)
Ever heard of VMWare?

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Wolfen Nov 01, 2006, 09:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag? (OS cost!)
Yes I've heard of VMWare and have you heard that Microsoft is going to charge for each Vista on your machine under VMWare AND it will not be portable ...

Dublin_Gunner Nov 01, 2006, 09:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag? (OS cost!)
Hyperthreading on each core?

Not possible i'm afraid, hyper threading went out the door with the dual core Pentium Extreme 9xx edition.

And the license (afaik) doesnt actually state anything about virtual cores, such as hyperthreading. Its still just 1 core

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Willy Jonasty Nov 03, 2006, 08:33am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag? (OS cost!)
Yeah..i was just making a comment on your last thought...it's not such a strange idea is all i was saying... in fact, i think its a good idea...why can't you run four operating systems, one on each core? Doesnt have to be ALL vista...

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Everett Williams Dec 29, 2006, 12:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag?
I think we've all missed the point here, or the local prejudice is dominating the evaluation of this issue. I will agree that quad processors in general, and the current ones in particular are not useful to the average desktop user. For most gamers, anything beyond a very, very fast single processor is not overly useful. For the rest of us out here who run email, a browser, an editor and/or word process and/or a spread sheet program, while burning the occasional CD or DVD, all on top of the continuous anti-virus, anti-everything processing, dual processors are enormously beneficial, because they smooth the processing. On dual processor machines, the typical multi-task load runs much more smoothly than it does on any single processor machine, no matter the speed. While they were still around, the Intel P4's with HT were ideal business processors. Unfortunately, almost all of them ran very hot and drew lots of power, so now it behooves us to move on to the cooler, more efficient dual processor chips, which really only includes the Core 2 Duo processors on the Intel side, and not the Core Duos. As time moves on, more and more programs will take advantage of multi-threading, which will make the dual processor machines even better.

Dublin_Gunner Jan 02, 2007, 12:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Dual core, quad core processors hit a snag? (OS cost!)
To update my previous post. Intle have since announced that future processors will indeed be multi cored, and feature a new version of Hyper-threading.

BTW, in general, I agree with the above post

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