[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Sep 20 21:14:49 CEST 2010

  Am 20.09.2010 20:36, schrieb André Machado:
> Guys,
> Mandriva - and many other distros, such like Arch Linux - are optimized to i686 architeture, what means Pentium II. Despite the need to keep compatibility with older machines, what would be the problem if packages was compiled aganist Pentium III or 4? Would the system gain more speed?
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AFAIK mandriva packages are not optimized/built for i686
(anything above Pentium Pro) but for i586. And i suppose
that's not gonna change. Overall you don't gain much,
but risk compiler errors with the vast variety of softwares.
Other distros don't optimize that much, but don't use as
much patches and have a more vanilla distro, and they
also feel sometimes snappier (Debian testing e.g.)

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