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A look at some interesting games and bundles on sale for Linux gamers
19 October 2018 at 1:24 pm UTC Likes: 1

lod
liamdaweLiterally the first thing noted in the article

shame on me ?
Shame. Shame. Shame.

A look at some interesting games and bundles on sale for Linux gamers
19 October 2018 at 1:13 pm UTC

lodAnother interesting Bundle - 6 Linux games https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/origins-bundle
Literally the first thing noted in the article

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
19 October 2018 at 10:16 am UTC

KristianAm I crazy in thinking that if you wanted to refer to the number of cores you would use the word "cores, if you wanted to refer to the numbers of threads you would use the word" threads" and if you wanted to refer to the number of cpus, you would use the word "cpus".

To me a CPU is a physical thing I can hold in my hands. Using the word CPU to refer to both that and number of threads total seems confusing to me. How can you, using that terminology, distinguish between a situation with multiple separate physical units, and one multicore unit?
That was my problem and why I mentioned it, but apparently to some of the more technical minded folk using "CPUs" is fine due to how they work, essentially.

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
19 October 2018 at 9:38 am UTC Likes: 1

Well, I was regretting even mentioning the wording, but hey it sparked some interesting discussion...

Going by the poll on Twitter that's still going: https://twitter.com/thenaughtysquid/status/1053053701211017217 at time of writing 49% of 294 votes think they mean a separate CPU. Clearly this is something that people are split on.

I really do wonder, if I literally said in the article "27% of people have 4-6 CPUs" without mentioning the wording - how many comments would we get complaining on the other side hmm?

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 11:28 pm UTC Likes: 2

Comandante Ñoñardo
TemplarGRI always love statistics that prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that 1080p and lower resolutions still form the vast majority of desktop pcs and that only a tiny minority uses 1440p and 4k. Not only Ubuntu's but Steam's statistics are similar.
I agree..
Sure, 4K will be an standard in 10 years, but today 1920x1080 is the queen, followed by 1366x768. Developers and game reviewers must take note on that..
Well, my testing is 99% on 1080p for GOL.

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 11:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

Since it's made me genuinely very curious on the whole CPU wording thing and what people think it means, I did a little Twitter poll: https://twitter.com/thenaughtysquid/status/1053053701211017217

Also, red193, I do appreciate your comments (same as anyone else). I've gone and schooled myself a bit to read up on any differences between multi-core stuff and multiple sockets. Turns out, I really did know very little, so hey something interesting came about from this. Gotta own up to our shortcomings right?

Anyway, the poll is already quite interesting with the replies and the votes on it, I'm clearly not alone in how I felt.

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 10:06 pm UTC

appetrosyanLiam, Thanks for removing the comment explaining what the terminology means. I really appreciate it when I don't even know whom I've offended and how.
The original 5 comments were completely going off the road in regards to what this was about, due to my own confusion and how I wrote it. Hence their removal and the re-posting of this article.

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 9:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

red193The distinction is already made, except using the terminology of CPU/socket instead of core/CPU.
Except it isn't. Did you even read the linked statistics page? "Number of CPUs" - show me where there's any kind of distinction in that.

I always find this sort of thing amusing, how a few people seem to just latch onto something so specific like this rather than talk about the actual topic at hand ;)

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 8:25 pm UTC Likes: 1

red193
liamdawe
red193To the linux kernel, a multicore CPU is effectively multiple CPUs and is treated as such. Running lscpu on any distro will result in showing CPU(s):x where x is the number of what people would traditionally call cores. This is because a core is effectively it's own CPU sharing cache with other cores in the same way multiple sockets would share memory, and can act independently.
We can talk about the technical details of stuff like that all we want, they likely just mean cores and they need to make it clear. Already spoken to them about this

The usage is correct, that's all I'm saying.
I get what you're saying, but what I'm saying is this just isn't the "normal" way to describe it. As I said, I already spoke to them about this and from what they said it was supposed to say cores but that got lost somewhere so they will be updating it.

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 7:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

red193To the linux kernel, a multicore CPU is effectively multiple CPUs and is treated as such. Running lscpu on any distro will result in showing CPU(s):x where x is the number of what people would traditionally call cores. This is because a core is effectively it's own CPU sharing cache with other cores in the same way multiple sockets would share memory, and can act independently.
We can talk about the technical details of stuff like that all we want, they likely just mean cores and they need to make it clear. Already spoken to them about this

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