On 08/04/2015 05:12 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
Paul W. Frields (stickster(a)gmail.com) said:
Here's my perspective as an i686 Fedora user...
I have a box (2009-ish) that's in use as a file/backup server.
I have 3 i686
2 are 2009-ish atom-netbook, one is a 2000-ish PIII-desktop.
As such, I don't
spend a lot of time futzing with it - it doesn't run rawhide, it rarely runs
the prereleases until beta or later time. If something breaks, I'll look at
it, send some feedback, update it as necessary, and back off to a working
version. And historically, it *hasn't* broken.
But, if it did break that hard... would I spend a month digging into the
kernel source and bisecting to try and find a fix? Or would I spend the
$100-120 to slap a new motherboard in it and install the x86_64 version?
I'd like to say I'd do the former. But realisitically it's the latter. And I
wonder how much of the i686 Fedora-using community is in the same boat.
ACK. I would switch the 2009-atoms to Windows (They are dual boot with
Win) and the PIII to a different Linux distro.