PC Gamer, best 50 classic games issue?

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Tue Jan 8 18:09:00 2002

> Well, I think that's more due to the OS. I'm running an Athlon XP, and
>occasionally have to boot into Win2000. As near as I can tell, W2k is no
>faster on this box than it was on my old Athlon 600. Linux, OTOH, simply
>screams on this thing. Kernel compiles, with dependency checks, module
>builds and all, went from 9-11 minutes to less than 4 minutes. A nearly
>linear relationship to the increased CPU clockspeed.
> Of course, you mentioned the P4, not Athlon. I ran across a benchmark
>review yesterday that compared the various P4 chips to the Athlon 1.4
>and all the XPs, and the P4 lost its shirt.

        Fresh P4 1.4 as shipped from Dell with NT on it. Not that I
think much of Dell's quality anyway, but this machine didn't impress
me at all. The CPU even arrived filthy but still sealed in it's box
and inner bag.

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