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Totally OT: 64/32,... Was: [SLE] SUSE Linux 10.1 - 32-bit or 64-bit
  • From: "Orn E. Hansen" <orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 00:23:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605150023.11416.orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sunnudaginn 14 maí 2006 15:09 skrifaði Bryan J. Smith:
> And that's how you're going to get around it. Linux doesn't have an
> equivalent to Win32 on Win64 (WoW) like Windows XP x64 -- although trust
> me, Linux does _not_ want an equivalent either (can you say, "slam on
> the breaks performance?" ;-).

Ok, I'm sorry to barge in here, I did rename the thread above.

I find this just "bonkers" ... "Linux does _not_ want ...".

An AMD64 processor, was designed to be able to run code from both worlds,
for the purpose of backwards compatibility. It's the user who decides what
he wants, not you or I. If the user wants to be able to run some 32bit
software, then it should be the PRIDE of Linux programmers, to provide the
best solution to do so ... not come around, as, telling people to go hide in
a bunker, because the GOD LINUX doesn't want it, and so he won't get it.

And even though Linux, as of today, is mostly "free" of charge the goal of
it is the same as that of any other. To make a living on Linux, or the
technology created and proven on it. One would therefore think that the Linux
community was about eventually making money on Linux, not help make Windows
the only reasonable platform for desktop users.

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