Opinion for new SOHO Machine - Processor and Windows compatibility
Greetings to all:
Hope all is well.
My Old SOHO Box expired; and is on its way to Recycling Afterlife.
I'm in the process of selecting a new box; but have found the latest processor and memory leaps quite impressive.
Since my work related Apps involve Robust Servers, I think I can live with a modestly priced Laptop as an option. Besides, they're outperforming All in Ones(which I contemplated for pre-sales "dog and ponies" purposes) right now.
Things are tight - so I'm on a budget (under $700). Monitor for the Desktop still works.
The questions involve the following:
Q1 - Processors:
Has anyone tried out the 2nd and 3rd Gen Intel i3/i5 Processor based Desktop/Laptops for OBSD?
I've looked into AMD Chips; but found out their A10s haven't measured up to the 3rd Gen Intel Chips.
Are the Pricepoints worth looking for 3rd Gen Deals, or should one settle for a 2nd Gen i5s?
Q2 - Windows 7 or 8 (for Qemu Virtualization)
Has anyone here tried Win8 VM'd over OBSD? I saw a Youtube Video on a Beta Release:
Win 7 or 8 - which one a) VM'd Better; and which one worked better for you?
Q3 - Fingerprint Readers: Do we have any means of utilizing them on OBSD?
Last edited by IronForge; 21st December 2012 at 02:42 AM. Reason: URL, another question added
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