Faster, better, cheaper. The silican mantra continues!
I have a question that some of you may be able to answer for me. Why are those of us Freenix types still using x86 chips?
I mean, we've got PPC (I don't like apple so I'm not going to buy their hardware, doesn't anybody else make PPC Motherboards?), Alpha (I remember seing adds in Linux Journal a couple of years ago for cheap alpha's and motherboards), StrongARM, and probably more.
It just seems that if the Freenix users would evaluate other CPU's they might be able to get a better system.
Are the other CPU's so much more expensive?
If you're using Freenix wouldn't a PPC laptop stomp the guts out of a (still vaporware) Corusoe? And wouldn't a StrongARM give a PPC a run for its money?
I think the corusoe (however you spell it!) is going to be slow but low power. But PPC/StrongARM are quick and low power.
But you're going to comprimise and go corusoe anyway?
Wouldn't an Alpha or PPC desktop make more sense than an AMD. Wouldn't a PPC or StrongARM make a better notebook than corusoe?
Please, illuminate this darkness I find myself in.
PS. I run a Cyrix PR300 M2 (233Mhz), a 128 meg stick of ram, a Powercolor TNT2, and a Trident 4dwave sound card.
But when I upgrade it will be a totally Linux and probably a notebook. The above system was used for Linux + Win but I've pretty much migrated now so Win isn't an issue.
PPS. You know, the font in this little box is way to small and so are the fonts on this sight in general.