TuskenTower on 1 Feb 2008 12:52:58 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Debian-SAMBA Suggestions

On Feb 1, 2008 3:46 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen
<kristian.hermansen@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2008 10:31 AM, Matthew Rosewarne <mrosewarne@inoutbox.com> wrote:
> > Relax, ye Gentoo-lovers.  I never said that Gentoo wasn't useful in a variety
> > of situations, just that it wasn't faster.  I'm sure every new Linux user has
> > heard talk of Gentoo being "like, totally faster", which might lead some to
> > get in well over their heads.
> For a normal Desktop, I don't think it is worth the effort.  However,
> you are dead wrong about not being "faster".  Do you understand what
> 3DNOW, MMX, SIMD are?  Do you understand that you don't get to use a
> majority of these when you run a standard i386 binary?  I don't know
> why I am even trying to make my point.  I think we all totally agree
> that the time wasted on building the distro is not great for a
> desktop.  However, when you are utilizing a few software packages that
> need to be incredibly fast, speed counts and amplifies your return on
> investment.  You think movie studios render film using i386
> binaries??!!?!?  Ridiculous!!!!  There, I just proved a valid use.  It
> does not, however, involve a desktop user...

We get the idea.  My guess is that, like me, Bill is not willing to
trade ease of use for this performance gain.

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