On 6/19/06, Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 2006-06-19 06:04, Danial Thom <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>On 2006-06-19 12:33, Erik Trulsson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>> The 5.3 release was clearly marked as a  "developer preview"
>>>> release
>>> No, it was not.  5.3 was a perfectly ordinary release. It was in
>>> fact the first 5.x release that was *not* marked as a "developer
>>> preview".
>> You're right.  I must have been thinking of 5.2.1.
>> Sorry for the misinformation :-/
> I'd say that a $55. celeron on Freebsd 4.11 would be just as fast as a
> Sempron an 5.3, so why not save some money and get something that
> everyone knows is "production ready"?

I'm not so sure.  It would take quite a few tests and some _real_
numbers to convince me that such a claim was true :-)

Any 64-bit AMD chip will knock the socks off of equivalent Intel
solutions in code compiling benchmarks. This doesn't always hold true
though, for example Adobe Photoshop is still faster on Intel because
the app is tuned for big pipelines / NetBurst.
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