Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13
The AMD Duron 1200 is faster than a Pentium 4/1500 at compiling the latest Linux kernel. It only needs 314 seconds, while the Intel Pentium 4/1400 needs 329 seconds for the same task. In this discipline, however, the Intel Celeron 1200 comes out on top of the AMD Duron 1200 - it needs a mere 279 seconds!
Archiving: WinACE 2.04
Archiving is a very practical application. WinACE 2.04 was used under Windows XP to archive a 178 MB WAV file while the clock was running. The AMD Duron 1200 takes last place in this discipline.