[Fwd: Re: [rfc] improving 32bit user performance/experience...]

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed May 20 02:24:21 UTC 2009

Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 May 2009 9:35:28 pm Christopher Chan wrote:
>> Pentium the Original. Pentium II, III are all based on the Pentium Pro 
>> (i686) and they have a different architecture than Pentium the Original. 
>> Pentium II is basically the Pentium Pro + MMX. Pentium 4 and M use the 
>> Netburst architecture which is again different from the Original.
> Oh, wow, ancient then, yeah.  I've got a Pentium 2 here.  The most RAM it 
> can take is 384MB.  That *might* be enough RAM to run Xubuntu (mine 
> has 192MB and technically GNOME can run, if it has about 1GB of swap, 
> but then no other apps can).  A motherboard from the days of the 
> original Pentium would max out at...what? 128MB?
Higher end ones can go up to 768MB. The Pentium uses Socket 7 and that 
is used by many others like the AMD K6-2, AMD K6-III, Cyrix..all these 
preferring i486 over i586 specific binaries and of course i686 over the 
rest but with gotchas with respect to MMX or 3DNow optimization/support.

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