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Re: ppc vs. i386

On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 03:22:49PM +0100, thus said Sergio Brandano:
> >debian ppc is slow compared to debian i386
> >what do u think about...?
>  I think you are wrong.
>  I can not give any number, but I perceive my PowerBook G3 1999
>  400Mhz, as fast as, if not faster than, a new Athlon 800 with
>  fast memory. If you have any benchmark at hand, let me have it
>  and I will give you the scores.

Fast here too. Actually I do all the building of Evolution (the software I
hack at work) building on my powerbook, since it is always with me. My
desktop machine is a dual celeron 433 and it is just a bit faster, not much.

Maybe you are using the framebuffer-device Xserver, that makes the screen
redraws very slow since it is not much accelerated. Try Xpmac or the
experimental XFree4 debs instead. 




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