[linux-audio-user] Re: Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?

Alastair Couper kalepa at shaka.com
Mon Jul 5 20:06:59 EDT 2004

Alejandro Lopez wrote:

> Guys,
> Many thanks for the time and effort spent on giving advice, it's much
> appreciated.
> Basically, you guys have recommended:
> -Mandrake + Thac's RPMs (Robert)
> -DeMuDi (Tim and Stefano)
> -Planet CCRMA (Jan)
I've never gotten a clear picture on this :

What difference does the target processor for the various distros make ?
Is there enough difference between the i386 i586 i686 based distros to
be worth anything ? I had assumed that compiling your own kernel for
your specific processor was a Good Thing (tm). I figured that building
these other apps for your processor would be a slight advantage too. An
i386 based distro for multimedia doesn't make sense if the apps aren't
making use of the various enhancements available in P4 or K7 based
systems, unless those enhancements don't count for much in real life.

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