[ale] Any idea of if this is any good?

Dow Hurst dhurst at kennesaw.edu
Mon Feb 9 09:50:41 EST 2004

I was just reading about the VIA micro motherboards reviewed 
in Linux Format January edition.  The Celeron CPU has an FPU 
engine builtin now and SSE instructions.  The reviewers 
opinion was that the chip was much closer in capability to a 
P4 or XP chip.  I don't have the magazine to give the exact 
model.  IIRC, it was a ?10000 model, either C or M?

Anyway, if you get the rebate back this deal you've given 
the link for is really nice.  The article also mentioned 
that VIA is working to support it's motherboards with Linux 
drivers.  At least the chipsets are given for the 
Northbridge and Southbridge so you can look for support 
under your distro.

Robert L. Harris wrote:
> I'm thinking of getting 2 of these to build out for my kids.  I don't
> know this processors.  Are they any good for low end Windows/Linux
> boxes?
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=146907&Sku=S452-1001&Tab=2
> :wq!
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