so is it fair to exclude most of the student base that may be pushed to spend more than a few hundred £/$ on a secondhand machine , remembering that the dell t7600 workstation still fetches around that for a machine that is still a v1 (twin CPU E5-2680 0 cpus with ht giving 32 cores at 2.8ghz  64gb ram ) still quite a good machine by todays specs but unfortunately to be scrap as no v2 support ,,,, and £750 for a system thats v4 to replace it at the same spec's  i seem to think theres going to be a vast number in the user base , especially those that cant afford to spend so much on a new (secondhand machine ) to replace there current ones , and having equipment that is going to be redundant after  that was the main user base for suse , and linux in general ,, it could be quite a high number of users 50%+ , a small fraction ?


On Sat, 1 Oct 2022 at 10:57, Michal Suchánek <> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 01, 2022 at 05:30:08AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> Stefan Seyfried composed on 2022-10-01 10:38 (UTC+0200):
> > gain should not be wasted by tending to a small fraction of the
> > installed base.
> Small? Where's the data that says so? What does "small" mean? How do we know half
> the planet's user-base isn't pre-level2? How do we know the size of the fraction
> below level2 that has the means to get past level1 before avx9 and sse100 have
> reached the marketplace?

Yes, maybe if we provided multiple builds of glibc or openssl for
different CPU feature sets and a mechanim that automatically installs
the one that's suitable for the CPU you are using we would get download
statitics, and decide what to do when we have some data.