[ILUG] Suggestions for best 64 bit Linux distro?
vishal at cs.may.ie
Wed Jun 22 16:49:31 IST 2005
On Wed 22 Jun 2005 16:39, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Vishal Vatsa wrote:
> > Also most people don't want to spend like a couple of days of
> > setting up the system for 10-20% boost. Its just not worth the
> > compile time if don't have the latest and greatest CPU. And if you
> > do then do you really care about 10% boost?
> 10 to 20% boost? Wow!
> That *would* be worth switching to Gentoo for. Can you show me the
> graphs proving this?
I remember seeing it on the gentoo site somewhere near the start of the
project, as people have said such an increase would only happen if the
packages where being compiled for 486 and 586's. Which was true couple of
years ago. Like in the day redhat packages where at most for 586.
If memory serves mandrake was the 1st out of the RPM based distros to start
compiling for 686.
I use to use gentoo, I had march set to athlon.
Now I am older and a bit more wiser, so I use debian now. Have to say that the
ubuntu guys have done nice job also.
> What I can't figure out is how RedHat and Debian don't know about
> these magic compiler options.. (I mean, RedHat *employ* some of those
> GCC and libc hackers, I'm sure others are Debian users.. strange
> /they/ wouldn't know, isn't it?)
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