What is DisplayLink?

As DisplayLink’s exposure widens, more and more people are wondering what on Earth “DisplayLink” is, exactly.

If you’re one of those people, check out this informative PDF Fact Sheet 🙂

There’s also a handy Wikipedia entry.

Twitter Updates for 2008-10-02

  • Seems the Dell E series Latitudes use shiny Intel ethernet chipsets, rendering my existing Windows Deployment Server boot image useless…
  • Updated the MDT 2008 distribution share with the E series drivers. Now need to rebuild the Boot WIM and then add that to WDS so I can deploy
  • Magic, it works! Now feeding this E6400 with XP Pro SP3… 🙂
  • XP Pro SP3 goes on the Dell E6400 very nicely! Just remember to install Dell System Software after a fresh deployment for full functionality

Want to learn more about MDT / Desktop Deployment?

Core 2 Duo 1.33Ghz vs Pentium M 1.86Ghz

Out of curiousity, I just did a highly-unscientific benchmarking test between a 1.86Ghz Pentium M processor on a 3 year old Asus W3V laptop, and a Core 2 Duo 1.3Ghz processor on a Dell D430.

The results:

7zip 4.60 Beta, compression benchmark, using only one CPU thread for fairness:

Pentium M 1.86Ghz: 1183MIPS

Core 2 Duo 1.33Ghz: 1340MIPS

So the Core 2 Duo wins. Which just goes to show you how far CPUs have come over the years. Most impressive, is the fact that the 1.33Ghz consumes nearly one-third of the power!

The exact specs are below:

Intel Pentium M 750, 1.86 GHz, 27 Watts (Source)

Core 2 Duo ULV U7700, 1.33Ghz, 10 Watts (Source)