Re: greater popularity of Debian on AMD64?
On 05/09/12 18:10, W. Anderson wrote:
> It is somewhat surprising and a little disappointing that Debian, or any
> other GNU/Linux distribution would be making statements that, in effect,
> give great public support to AMD in regard Linux, when the company has
> for many years been decidedly ambivalent and generally uncooperative
> towards the Linux community, particularly in cooperation with Microsoft
> in their negative attitudes and /_actions _/toward Free/Open Source
> Software communities.
As the only significant competition to Intel in the PC market, AMD need all
the help they can get. The more people that run free software on AMD
equipment, the more likely they are to look favourably upon free software
developers. But, as has already been pointed out, the statement doesn't give
support to AMD anyway.