[openbeos] Dual-core processors and BeOS?

I am curious to know how people have fared getting BeOS to work on the 
recent dual-core systems appearing on the market, particularly the Core 
Duo and Core 2 Duo chips.

My reason for asking is I am planning on a major upgrade to my 
computing in the not-so-distant future, and wish to know what my best 
options are. Money is not a particularly big problem, so long as I can 
get hold of the parts required in the UK.

It seems like the choice is between paying an awful lot for something 
like a dual-P3 system (which would at least guarantee hardware 
compatibility, but would do me no favours in terms of forward 
compatibility - I'm going to want to take advantage of technologies 
Haiku supports better than R5 did) and paying an awful lot for a dual-
core or dual-dual-core system.

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