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Re: i586 kernels [Was: very common kernel modules slow down the boot process]



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Subject: Re: i586 kernels [Was: very common kernel modules slow down the boot process]
From: Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de>
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
Date: 04/08/2008 10:15 AM

On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 09:55 -0500, Mike Cronenworth wrote:

 or am I missing something else?
Bring along a lot of time ... installation/updates are really slow ;)

Not to sound *too* negative, but is there a donation fund where I can put $5 so you guys with i586s can upgrade? Good lord.

I'm sure if you melted down the gold, copper, and steel in the i586 computers you guys have you could *easily* afford a Core 2 Quad with 4 gigs of DDR2.
What you are missing: There are other aspects besides "being able to
afford a Core 2 Quad", ...

... if I were interested in running a "multimedia desktop" (which I
presume is the direction certain folks are trying to drive Fedora into),
I'd probably use Vista or buy a Mac.


Going further OT here.

So you wish to say Linux isn't "multimedia competent?" Tell that to any number of Hollywood movie studios that use Linux to produce their movies. If anything, Linux is *more* powerful with media content (video, audio, and pictures) than Windows or OS X. If you take the time to research it as I did, you will find the same result. You will be limiting yourself by using Vista or a Mac. You may think I'm some righteous Linux "zealot" by saying this, but I'm not making up stories. It doesn't benefit me in any way to lie. Linux runs in my HDTV at home, and it also runs on some of the largest and fastest super computers in the world. Calling Linux as not being "multimedia aware" is foolish.

P.S. Replace Linux with Fedora where appropriate. Fedora is flexible enough that you could strip out Gnome (I do) and other components to get down to an RPM install with a kernel and whatever else may please you. You can thank all the people on this list (inc. Red Hat) for that.

Ralf





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