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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 03:13:34PM -0500, Gary L Greene Jr wrote:
> I've seen some benchmarking on this from a friend of mine and for most apps 
> you see a very slight gain, but nothing that makes it a "must have" option, 
> especially when you weigh the downside (needing the time to rebuild the app 
> locally). The overall gain I noted from his tests suggested about +0.75% gain 
> in performance. For me, I'd rather be using my machine for something more 
> productive.

The rise of Gentoo and the rise of AMD Athlon fanboys probably 
coincides.  Naively (having seen no benchmarks) one would assume Athlon 
would benefit the most from natively Athlon-compiled code.

At least, this would drive the *desire* to compile everything myself.

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