As a newbie myself to sparc and Debian, I have installed the latest release on an Ultra30 500Mb ram w 248MHz processor. On a very non-scientific scale i.e. using basic office type apps and with Apache running - the machine seems quite snappy - certainly faster than my 566Mhz AMD K6 (w 512Mb RAM) running Mandrake 9.2. My only other comparison is a 700Mhz Dell GX110 running Suse 9.1 - seems comparable to this.
Not scientific - just my impression
John White, Altrincham Cheshire UK
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> > Objet : debian performance on sparc
> > Hi,
> > As I am a newbie to sparc, I don't know if debian packages are very
> > optimized for sparc .
> > Is there any reports concerning debian packages optimizations for sparc ?
> > I would like to know for example if debian packaged program are as fast as
> > a well-configured gentoo distribution with all optimization flags ?
> > Thx
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