Re: Increasing minimum 'i386' processor
On Mon, 21 Nov 2011, Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I think that would be a pity if Debian will not provide anymore a kernel
> > for this old cpus.
> Maybe you think it's a waste to replace old PCs, but in many cases it's
> a waste of money to keep them running. Electricity isn't getting any
> cheaper and modern systems are much better at power-saving.
From systems I've tested it seems that the trend has generally been towards
increased power use. Core 2 systems use about half the power of a Pentium-D
system but that's more related to how bad then Pentium-D was than anything
My old Cobolt Qube took less power than any other non-laptop I tested and the
P3 desktop systems I still use as low-end servers beat anything else I can get
In terms of CPU features the least capable system I run is now my EeePC 701
and it seems that you aren't planning to drop support for that.
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