Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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Re: Debian for i686 (or better) ?
by ealm on Mon 28th Oct 2002 11:24 UTC

Sid is being upgraded to GCC 3.2.1 which also means all packages will be compiled with the advantages GCC 3.2 comes with.

i686 optimizations is not an option since that would make debian non-usable on all machines less than Pentium Pro.
This optimization doesn't give any significant performance advantage anyway though.