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

On Mon, Nov 29, 1999 at 03:54:16PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> "Timshel Knoll" <timshel@pobox.com> writes:
> > [1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
> > 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
> nothing.
> 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.

Im very unsure about this : 
  `pentium optimisations slows down 99% of all systems'
You claim that Celeron / Cx 6x86 / PIII / K6 / Merced etc.
are faster with 386-optimized soft than with Pentium-optimized soft
Do you have any stats to prove it ???

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