On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 18:43 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote: > On Sun, 26.04.09 11:15, Callum Lerwick (seg haxxed com) wrote: > > > > Today we have MMX and SSE and similar CPU extensions. The very reason > > > we have them is to do signal processing with them. Such as > > > implementing mixing, volume adjustments, equalizers, and other filters > > > in them -- in high digital quality. Ironically even Creative sees that > > > and nowadays a lot of logic is actually in their Windows drivers, not > > > so much in their sound cards. > > > > And once again you go on and on about "modern" and "these days", and are > > completely dismissive of "Right now" and "Yesterday". > > Wow. So you are running your stuff on a CPU without SSE? I am impressed! Well, I do have an Athlon 1.4gz machine. Thunderbird core, so no SSE. It just so happens it's the "secondary" Windows XP box that's at the center of this controversy. It has a Radeon 9800SE in it, and I use it to play World of Warcraft. > > No one but you cares. End users want what they use now and have owned > > for years, to work and continue to work. > > Uh, didn't we recently switch to i586 as minimal architecture of > Fedora? Once again you are misdirecting the conversation. CPU's *are* an upgrade treadmill. Cutting off CPUs (i386/i486) that are something like *15* or more years old at this point isn't completely unreasonable. We are in fact highly conservative in that we didn't just go i686+ five years ago, like some wanted...
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