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    Why do people run/buy such overpowered computers just to run ubuntu?
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    Re: overpowered

    Because their inner nerd appreciates the latest and greatest in hardware. The power could also be used for very resource intensive tasks like encoding, compiling, etc.
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by carlee View Post
    Why do people run/buy such overpowered computers just to run ubuntu?
    why wouldn't they? many of us use more than one os.

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    I am wishing I got a more powerful setup. Encoding and other resource intensive processes still take longer than I would like
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    why wouldn't they? many of us use more than one os.
    i wouldn't need a core i7 to run vienna would i?
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by carlee View Post
    i wouldn't need a core i7 to run vienna would i?
    dunno. whats vienna?

    there are lots of factors to why somone picks a particular peice of hardware.

    in my early days I prided myself on getting sub-optimal performance out of really terrible hardware (old, broken, or cheap). after a few years of that though, I came to the conclusion that to progress beyond a hardware junkie (eg development) I would need a solid box that didn't require monkeying with every 2 days, and didn't produce bizarre aberrations from the simplest of tasks.

    personally I don't by high performance kit, I buy high quality kit.

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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    whats vienna?
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    Re: overpowered

    I would rather have too much then just not enough! At least when it comes to computers.

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    Re: overpowered

    If I have the money then I will buy whatever I want out of impulse. Why should you just go for what's needed? Why should we all conform to what YOU say?

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    If it bothers you, you can "donate" processing power to CERN o SETI with boinc
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