Originally Posted by jtshaw
Linux works just fine with the Core Duo. You need to use an SMP kernel in order to use both cores.
I don't think there has been an Intel or AMD x86 chip that wasn't supported with Linux on release.
I need to use an "SMP kernel" to use both cores? How do I know if my distro (MEPIS 3.43) has this "SMP" core? Is it a standard feature in most modern Linux OS? Or, would I have to do compiling, command line stuff, etc to get this "SMP" feature?I hope it is standard, because people who are just looking for a windows replacement aren't going to put up with this technical stuff.\
BTW. . .in plain English. . .could someone tell me what "compile" means? Yes, I have looked elsewhere but all I find are technical definitions. Please translate into "n00b - speak" for me.