Does Linux benefit from the most recent technology?
I've been saving for a computer of my own for a while now and I've worked out I will have enough for a new computer by this Christmas (2005). Dual booting, I have seen how slow computing can be when using Windows and I would not rather have a seperate partition for Windows and have to have my /home partition of file type FAT32, therefore I do not want to install Windows what-so-ever, Cedega will have to do for Steam (since I hear there is a performance drop).
Now, I'm thinking about getting one of AMD X2 Dual-Core processors but I was wondering whether or not Linux (am I right in thinking processor compatibility is dependant upon what the Kernal says?) can utilize these. I'm also considering SLI, does Linux support this too?
Thanks in Advance
PS. Any comments on peoples opinions on Steam running through Cedega are welcome.