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Re: x86-64 port of debian/linux

On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 12:50:37PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> It was supposed to have become widely popular by now.  It was supposed to be 
> delivering much greater performance than it does.
> If you compare Intel's aims as announced 5 years ago with the current reality 
> they it seems quite unsuccessful.
> Being 4 years late (16 "web years") seems rather unsuccessful to me.

I would say it's unsuccessful when they give up on it. So far, merely
unlikely and unimpressive.

> Also IA64 although started many years before IA32-64 is no closer to full use 
> in the market.  Until you can get white-box machines containing a CPU it 
> really doesn't matter that much to the world.  IA32-64 is probably closer to 
> arriving on the main-stream market than IA64.

It's x86-64, or properly Athlon64, not IA32-64. I wish I knew why it had
become trendy to rename i386 to IA32.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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