Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2012 02:03 UTC, submitted by fran
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Just days after the Mandriva community started its own plans for the next release of the French Linux distribution, its commercial sponsor has formally announced that the community will take the lead on all Mandriva Linux development moving forward. In a blog post on the Mandriva SA site, CEO Jean-Manuel Croset ceded control of the Mandriva Linux distribution back to the community at large." Take 'r 'round the shed and put a bullet 'tween 'r eyes already.
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RE[4]: Why would you ?
by moondevil on Sat 19th May 2012 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why would you ?"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

It sure did back in 1996 with my Pentium 166 MHz tower running with 32 MB, if memory does not fail me.

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RE[5]: Why would you ?
by darknexus on Sun 20th May 2012 13:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Why would you ?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

It sure did back in 1996 with my Pentium 166 MHz tower running with 32 MB, if memory does not fail me.


Oh, it sure did, when it worked. My most prominent memory of Mandrake, however, is version 6.0 where they used pgcc 1.1.3. Seg faults and signal 11s all over the place when there was not a single thing wrong with my hardware, and outdated packages to boot.

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Comment by zima
by zima on Sat 26th May 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Why would you ?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know, all the tests I've seen suggested (if memory does not fail me) that such compile-time optimisations usually give negligible gains, at best (and, in very memory & bandwidth constrained situations, sometimes harm - but really, also negligible)

If that was about "feel" ...easy to fall into ~placebo without proper ABX procedures, with such minuscule differences. RAM amount and HDD speed were more responsible for feel also back then.
(and certainly are on my dual PII 266 that I keep around)

Edited 2012-05-27 00:08 UTC

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