I'm heavily thinking about upgrading from my e5200 OCed to 3.3ghz to a Q9550 OCed to 3.4-3.6ghz (hopefully).
How do later versions of Ubuntu handle quads? Some people have tried to talk me out of it since a lot of games only utilize dual cores as of right now. I'm not much of a gamer but it has me thinking.
What benefits would I see with the quad core? Not just with Ubuntu but with programs that run within Ubuntu. Gimp, blender, audacity, kdenlive, handbrake are some that I really like.