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How Linux Works by Brian Ward

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Saving Money

Axiom 3 in the introduction to this chapter stated that you often get what you pay for; in other words, you might need to pay for a system that works and works well. However, there's no injunction against saving money. If you don't have an obsession with the very latest products, and you know what to look for, you can look for slightly older stuff and save a substantial sum.

CPU

Although it is true that your CPU does most of the work on a Linux system, the CPU normally spends most of its time doing absolutely nothing. The uptime command usually reveals that the processor isn't running any jobs. If processor speed is important to you, you'll know it from the type of computing that you do, be it graphics or numerical analysis. But for ...

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