[Digikam-users] New computer for Digikam

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 12:22:42 GMT 2007

On 08/12/2007, Mikolaj Machowski <mikmach at wp.pl> wrote:
> Dnia Saturday 08 of December 2007, Dotan Cohen napisał:
> > I am considering replacing an aging desktop computer. The machine is
> > used mostly for Digikam, Amarok, and Kopete. Only occasionally are
> > other apps, such as K3B, Firefox, Skype, and Open Office ever used.
> > Therefore, I want a system that is tuned best for Digikam.
> digiKam can only gain from faster disks, memory and processor. Next
> version of KDE can gain from better graphic card due to increase usage
> of OpenGL effects but I am not aware about usage of those in digiKam
> - now or in near future (apart from slideshows).

Thanks, Mikolaj. I just wanted to know where I should be careful not
to bottleneck. A 3.6 GHz processor would be a waste if the system had
only 256MB RAM (extreme example).

Do factors such as bus speed, L2 cache, number of cores, and speed of
RAM make a significant difference for Digikam specifically? I know
that it seems like a silly question, but if I'm buying hardware for a
specific purpose, I'd like to get the right hardware. And I _will_
have to make compromises as budget allows. Where should those
compromises be?


Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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