The dual processor part is handled in the kernel.  I have a dual PII
266 Mhz which I am very happy with.  Linux does a great job handling the
two processors equally.  I have done tests and my dual PII 266 goes
about as fast as a PII 450 Mhz single.  Part of that might be because I
am using an IDE drive and a 33 Mhz mother board.  Other than that I have
been very happy with the performance especialy when it comes to doing
graphics manipulation.

Mogens Jęger wrote:
> Hey there.
> I am planning a upgrade of my machine, so I am trying to find out, if I
> can have any advantage of a dual processor system, because it actually
> is cheaper with a dual Celleron 500 MHz as a 700 MHz Athlon/AMD or PIII,
> and I have 256 Mb PC100 RAM, which will be to slow for these machines!
> I have read the FAQ's on the Gimp homepage, but I can't find any thing
> about support for multiple processors - does anybody know if the Gimp
> support dual/multi processors?
> Regards
> Mogens Jęger

             Brian Weber
         Computer Consultant
             Cap Gemini

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