Linux on Desktops

By: Paul (, July 26, 2007 1:56 pm
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Foo_ ( on 7/26/07 wrote:
>Uh, the specificity of desktop vs. "enterprise" is not in the hardware but in the
>usage model. You can use the same hardware as both desktop and "enterprise", use cases will still be varying different.
>(see Linus' response in this thread, and also Con's interview as linked to in the first post)

You've entirely missed my point. Hardware features that a few years ago were considered "server" class are now common in desktop hardware. Therefore putting the effort into supporting them for servers then has paid dividends for desktop support now.

If you want a current example, dedicated I/O processors and IOMMUs are really only relevant for servers but I will bet will be relevant for desktop machines in a few years time.
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