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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

In chiark.mail.debian.devel, you wrote:
>On Sat, 2002-12-21 at 19:36, Adam Majer wrote:
>> Damn it! What about a P4 distribution???!!?
>P4s are i686s.

Commonality of instruction set does not necessarily imply commonality of
optimisations. The PIV is quite different from a PPro,
architecture-wise. A P4 distribution would probably be a win over a 686
distribution - on the other hand, the jump probably wouldn't be as big
as from 386 to 686, which nobody seems to have demonstrated as being
terribly necessary anyway. 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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