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I need help determining what kind of processor I have

  1. Jul 12, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    May someone please tell me how to figure out if my laptop is dual core or dual processor?
    My professor told me to start using linux and I would prefer to do so on my laptop, but I do not know if it can be supported.

    2. Relevant equations

    control panel>system and security>system

    my processor is labelled 550 @ 2.00GHz 2.00 GHz
    I attached a screen shot of my system page.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I don't know whether this means I have two processors running 550@2GHz or if that is the total.
    Is it a dual core
    or are there two processors?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jul 12, 2012 #2


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  4. Jul 12, 2012 #3
    Could you please explain what you mean by this?
  5. Jul 12, 2012 #4
    Yes , you can run Linux on your PC.
    There are many distros available for your pc.
    You can try running VectorLinux , or Lubuntu if you want a GUI interface with smooth operation.
    O/w you can go for older version of Ubuntu.

    If you want to go for Server edition , it will run fine. Server edition requires less resources but has command line input and no GUI.
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