I just downloaded ubuntu 12.10, and I want to install it on my acer aspire laptop. Here's my acer specifications:
-Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor @ 1.86 GHz
-2,5GB of RAM
-Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
My question is: can I install ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop with those specs?
Acer announced a dual-boot Windows 7/Android netbook, featuring Intel's dual-core Atom D550 or single-core Atom N450 processors. The Acer Aspire One Happy offers a 10.1-inch, WSVGA display, up to 2GB of memory, a 250GB hard disk drive (HDD), plus 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, Ethernet, three USB ports, and eight hours of battery life, says the company.
I just got an account on a 24 core VPS (according to UnixBench there are 24 CPUs).
In general terms, how can I make good use of all these cores for general purpose shell computing in Debian?
Do I need to type something special when I issue long-running apps from the shell in order to make each process run on a separate core if one is available?