Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 21:55 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu On Monday of this week, more than 60 Ubuntu developers gathered in a hotel near Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport to plan Ubuntu's next release, codenamed Edgy Eft. The goal of the meeting is to set the goals for the upcoming release and to chart the set of steps that will be necessary to implement it.
Thread beginning with comment 136241
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
486?
by indiocolifa on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 04:27 UTC
indiocolifa
Member since:
2006-06-20

Compile for Pentium Pro compatible code. Who needs i486 code? C'mon...

Reply Score: 4

RE: 486?
by siimo on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 10:24 in reply to "486?"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

more people than you think install debian/ubuntu on old 486 boxes as a router or firewall or a lightweight home file server or something like that.

Besides there is no significant speed increase by optimising for the pentium processor anyway - i386 optimised debian runs faster for me than some i686 distros.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: 486?
by Amaranth on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 11:44 in reply to "RE: 486?"
Amaranth Member since:
2005-06-29

Ubuntu is compiled to work on a 386/486 but has -mtune=pentium4 so the instructions get ordered better for new processors.

Reply Parent Score: 2