Ubuntu – Is Ubuntu optimized for multicore CPUs


Does Ubuntu make use of multicore CPUs (as Windows 7 is said to do)?

In other words, is it multitasking optimized so that users will take benefit of 4+ core processors?

Best Answer

Yes, Ubuntu is optimized for multicore CPUs and has been for many years.

Some background:

"Version 2.0 (of the Linux kernel) was released 9 June 1996. There were 41 releases in the series. The major feature of 2.0 was SMP support (that is, symmetric multi processing in a single system) and support for more types of processors."