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Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64

On mar, 2004-07-13 at 17:20 +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > recognizing that the AMD64-based architectures are likely to become the
> > most widespread on personal computers and workstations in a near future,
> This is just a speculation. Probably you make this speculation based on
> good facts, but I cannot, and probably many others. I would not like to
> vote on a speculation.
> Why not write facts here - especially since there are also good facts in
> favor of your proposal?

Well, AMD have been selling Athlon 64's as their high-end i386
compatible CPU's for a few months, even on notebooks and they intend to
replace Athlon's XP/MP progressively.

As Intel also started to design ia32e/amd64 cpu's, we can expect them to
become more widespread than powerpc, and probably more widespread than
i386 in a few years.

Of course, this is just speculation. In fact, I believe the existing
amd64 user base (which is already comparable to that of powerpc)
justifies that GR by itself.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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