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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12



Bill Nottingham wrote:
What CPUs do we lose that F11 supports?

- Intel Pentium III
- AMD Geode
- VIA C3

I still have this three in production.

If somebody want some gain and have modern computer [1] he should use x86_64. He will get SSE2 from scratch and as bonus he will get lm, nx and additional registers... This move is good for people who are unwilling to upgrade to x86_64 although they have machine capable of. And it is bad for people with older HW. The first can (usually) upgrade without technical problem, the second one can not.

[1] x86_64 is here since 2003 and aprox. last two years you literally can not buy true 32 bit system (minus Atom).

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Miroslav Suchy
Red Hat Satellite Engineering


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