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Re: Suggested press release in reaction to RHAT dropping sparc and alpha

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 18:00, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
>  - it is very likely that if an architecture is not kept alive in
> Debian, it is really dead. I mean, really really. It is unlikely
> (probably even practically impossible) that at one point a few core
> developers decide 'and now we stop architecture X', as long as
> interested people can be found who would take over.
> I have quite some confidence that the second argument holds for the next
> few years; enough so that I would recommend Debian as the distribution
> of choice, especially on strange hardware.

Yes, we still support M68K even though no-one seems to have made any suitable 
hardware for many years.

M68K machines had slow CPUs (not like Alpha) and didn't tend to have the IO 
capacity of SPARC machines either.

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