Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I posted a question containing CPU comparison elements and it was closed within minutes as not constructive. I agree that the way it is formulated opens a door to a flame/camp war and that was not my intention. I am genuinely interested in recent benchmarks and personal feedback from people running a setup similar to the one described in the question. I am looking for technical advice about the best CPU for this kind of virtualization setup. I am not looking for a shopping recommendation although it is true I would have to eventually buy said CPU.

What would be the best way to reformulate the question? Should I remove AMD and Intel from the title and question text? Should I put links to the articles I have read so far?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Your question should focus on how to choose, not what to choose.


Instead of asking:

Q: What’s the best low light point-and-shoot camera?
A: Canon S90 and Lumix LX3.

Ask this instead:

Q: How do I tell which point-and-shoot cameras take good low light photos? 
A: I strongly recommend looking for something with

    a fast lens (2.0 at least)
    reasonable ISO handling (at least 400, but preferably 800)
    the biggest sensor available

The sum of these factors are really critical for low light situations.
share|improve this answer
Thanks for the advice, I'll try that! – Technoh Aug 23 '12 at 15:20

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .