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Re: Debian PowerPC and PowerPC Notebook.

On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 08:55:12PM +0000, Fadi Osman wrote:
> Hello Len,
> I am checking with the others before answering you questions.
> But I remember one of the reasons is that we were worried that powerpc would be eventually dropped in favor of ppc64 and ppc64el...

Well I see very little happening on ppc64 (ppc64el is doing fine), and
powerpc is doing fine.  There are a lot of 32 bit powerpc systems still
out there and as I was asking, I doubt ppc64 in general is actually an
improvement over powerpc for most userspace code.

ppc64el on the other hand is targetting very large machines running very
large data talking to little endian accalarator cards, so it makes sense
to go all 64bit (and little endian there), while I just don't see ppc64
making sense in the same way.

Len Sorensen

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