Re: does G4 (altivec) speed up linux?
On Die, 2003-05-13 at 03:54, email@example.com wrote:
> After some help I got from you guys I am now a happy camper .. runing
> Woody on my Beige M/T G3-400, 512Mb Ram, but I noticed that the mouse
> movement is not smooth and applicaton load operations are sluggish. Is
> there a way I can optimize this e.g. better drivers for my graphics board
That's unlikely to make much difference.
> (which has 6Mb Vram), turning off some background services.
That might help if RAM is the bottleneck.
> And finally are there any applications on linux that will take advantage of the
> altivec if I decided to go out and upgrade my g3 to g4 -zif.
There are some, in particular video players, but there will hopefully be
more in the future. :)
Earthling Michel Dänzer \ Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast \ http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer