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Where will it *run*

Where will it *run*

Posted Jun 17, 2004 8:05 UTC (Thu) by dvdeug (subscriber, #10998)
In reply to: Where will it *run* by Baylink
Parent article: A look at Firefox 0.9

I guarantee you there are easily 5 times as many Pentiums outside the US as there are Pentium-II+'s inside the US....

That's meaningless. Given that, there could still be fewer people percentage-wise using old computers outside the US then inside. In any case, I've never seen anybody come up with real numbers for either side of this debate. I do think your division is wrong, considering that several European nations and Japan have higher average incomes than the US, and many other nations are at least comparable. I still question that there's many Pentiums left. My father's Pentium 2 had a motherboard failure recently. How many Pentiums have failed and been replaced already? How many of the people running Pentiums are actively upgrading their computers and would try and run Mozilla?


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I keep saying

Posted Jun 18, 2004 16:00 UTC (Fri) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

"third-world" quite clearly, and everyone keeps not listening...

<sigh>

I keep saying

Posted Jun 18, 2004 22:37 UTC (Fri) by dvdeug (subscriber, #10998) [Link]

If you care to back and look at your last message, you didn't say third-world, unless you think "outside the US" means third-world. In any case, all you've done is make some unsubstatiated claims about the quantity and quality of machines in the third world. Nobody is going to be swayed by that alone.

You're right; it wasn't here I'd said it

Posted Jun 21, 2004 23:58 UTC (Mon) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

On the other hand, your original reply didn't really speak to my assertions, either, and it isn't pertinent here: empirical testing has proven that building it to run on the 586 does not make it slower to run on the 686++ than building it so that it will *not* run on the 586 -- as the bugzilla comment chain shows.


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