Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64
On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 07:18:45AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> The most likely reason someone would pick the AMD64 architecture over
> the PowerPC architecture is that AMD64 can natively run I386 binaries.
Oh, really? Let's see - ~5 months ago I'd put together an
amd64 box (athlon64/3400, 512Mb, SATA disk, on-board gigabit ethernet,
decent case). That was _well_ below $1000. Equivalent G5 box would
cost what, again? I can't find anything below ~$2K. And that's today,
when the same amd64 box would be considerably cheaper.
It runs pure64 from alioth + sarge/i386 for x86 work. Works
fine. Mind explaining why I would want to spend those $2K?