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Re: Debian AMD64 Port Ready

I demand that Chris Cheney may or may not have written...

> On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 11:11:50PM +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
>> I demand that Chris Cheney may or may not have written...
>> [snip]
>>> Of course Debian will be useless usability wise if sarge does not ship
>>> with AMD64 arch support since by 2007 (sarge+1) all desktop systems will
>>> be AMD64/EM64T/IA32E based.
>> (Assuming that you mean "all _new_ desktop systems".)
>> So you're saying that production of (say) XScale-based desktop boxes will
>> *definitely* cease within 2.5 years or so?

> Hmm, XScale-based desktops, never heard of them, I have seen plenty of
> XScale-based pda's but then thats not a desktop.

Look at <URL:http://www.iyonix.com/>...

> What I meant to say was effectively all new desktop systems shipped by 2007
> will be amd64 based, of course apple will still be alive shipping their 2%
> of the market ppc based systems.

Could be...

> Of course there will likely be developer systems for large sums of money
> running other archs like XScale as there is today, but that can't really be
> considered a normal desktop system. ;)

Maybe they can't, but the normal desktop systems which happen to be based on
XScale (or older ARMs, for that matter) certainly can be :-)

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