Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13
When it comes to compiling the latest Linux kernel, the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ is the fastest CPU. It needs a mere 202 seconds, whereas the Intel Pentium 4/2000 needs 264 seconds to compile the same kernel. That's quite a difference!
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. Now, the Athlon XP 2000+ takes the lead in this discipline.