Bug#930932: Bug#930935: Bug#930932: zenity: Zenity crashes out on Athlon XP CPU.

Adrian Bunk bunk at debian.org
Mon Jun 24 10:50:11 BST 2019

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:19:32AM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > model name    : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+
> To give an idea of the scope of this issue, Wikipedia says this is a 15
> year old CPU with a 75+ watt TDP. You might find that replacing this
> computer with a semi-recent laptop (for example a second-hand 64-bit
> laptop from the last 5 years) would not only increase performance, but
> also reduce electricity consumption enough to be cheaper overall.

There are various technical and non-technical reasons why this might not 
be an option for a user.

One example for a non-technical reason would be public schools where
the budget for hardware purchases and the bills for electricity might
be completely separate, and even paid for by different institutions.

Our job is to make working what we as Debian officially support.

>     smcv



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        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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