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

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    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 doas777 View Post
    why wouldn't they? many of us use more than one os.
    Also, you can end up saving energy. With a CPU governor installed, I can throttle down my 3.6gHz quad down to 800mHz And back up ondemand. Whereas a slower CPU would need to run high/hot to keep up.

    I also have resource intensive apps that I need to run, when I'm in Win, aside from games.
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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

    Because very few people who build their own computers (which are usually the "over powered" ones) don't "just run Ubuntu". That, and everybody has their vice. Mine is electronics. Once you know how good something can be, why ever go back?

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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?
    just because its possible. I don't need excuses like "I do resource intensive work" because I don't. I just want a ******* fast machine!!

    Before I had an old AMD Athlon Xp 1600+ and 1 gb RAM. It was too slow for me. Even when Ubuntu ran much faster than the previously installed XP.

    Thats why I bought a new one. Why should I buy a slow machine when I can get a much faster one for just 50 Euros more?

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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    whats vienna?
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