I plan to buy a hobbyist machine which can install various Windows and Linux.
Currently there is the HP $319 machine with an AMD processor, and some $479 and $579 HP or Dell models with Quad core or Core 2 Duo.
And there is even a $599 Mac Mini with Boot Camp.
Are they all pretty good machines to experiment with different OS? Can Mac Mini with Boot Camp set up many Windows installations?
I plan to have
- Win 7
- Win 7 64-bit
on this machine to play with. Mac OS X is optional as I already have a $999 Macbook.
another thinking is that maybe this had better be at least a dual core or core 2 duo machine, then I can see how the OS work with dual core machines, since most other PC I will be using are going to be dual core / core 2 duo / quad core / i7.