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Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts

"Timshel Knoll" <timshel@pobox.com> writes:

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> On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 12:15:10PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > alternatively, spin off an entire 386/486 debian dist...which would
> > open the way to compiling debian packages with pentium optimisations
> > if/where/when it makes sense to do so.

As it has been said before, pentium optimisations slows down 99% of
all systems. The only systems that gain from it are true Intel Pentium 
MMX cpu´s. Any other cpu suffers from the optimisations or gains

Its realy pointless to make a distribution for such a minority and let 
slow/old systems and expensive/fast/new systems suffer for it. If you
have a Pentium MMX and want more speed, buy a new computer.

May the Source be with you.

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