On Wednesday, 12 July 2017 at 12:04, Christian Dersch wrote:
On 07/12/2017 02:06 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
>> Considering that SSE2 was introduced by Intel in 2001 and AMD caught up
>> with it in 2003, I'd be +1 (with my FESCo hat on) to requiring SSE2,
>> regardless of whether the above change is accepted.
> If you require SSE2, you limit the usefulness of the i686 kernel to
> basically just a single generation of CPUs, the next generation introduced
Well, there is one very important CPU family which came some years
later: Intel Atom. There are still many netbooks out there and the first
Atom generations are 32 bit only afaik.
The 32 bit-only ones are:
Z5xx (April 2008)
Z6xx (May 2010)
N2xx (June 2008)
I still have my N270 netbook, but I guess even more people still have
Z6xx-based devices. Still, they're over 7 years old at this point.
-- Delenn to Lennier in Babylon 5:"Confessions and Lamentations"