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jasse

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VL on Atom-based Mini-ITX boards
« on: January 25, 2009, 01:57:48 pm »
Has anyone installed VL on any of the newer Mini-ITX boards with Atom processor ???

I also noticed that Intel has released (it's news to me anyway) a dualcore version of the Atom processor.
Can Linux use that extra processing power efficiently or is it better to spend the extra money elswere ?

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Re: VL on Atom-based Mini-ITX boards
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:14:56 am »
yes, multi-core processor functions are enabled in all the latest Linux kernels.
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Re: VL on Atom-based Mini-ITX boards
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 09:41:03 am »
I've got an Atom-based netbook on the way this week.  I'll gladly let you know how it works for me.

We have a number of users who have netbooks with the Atom processors who have reported good results here in the forum so I can't imagine that a Mini-ITX motherboard with the same processor would be a problem.
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1