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Re: Increasing minimum 'i386' processor

On Mon, 21 Nov 2011, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> 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 
for free.

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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