[rescue] Perverse Question

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Mon Jun 9 14:27:25 CDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 02:20:28PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> > I often use the lunchbox machines as firewalls, although traditionally
> > I've used sun4c machines (IPC/IPX).  I've got an LX now and have
> > been thinking of trying to see if it can handle playing music...
> > I wonder if the 50Mhz Microsparc is up to it... =)
> MP3s will be a stretch.  I don't know if there's enough umph in that
> MicroSPARC to decode MP3s in realtime.  Keep in mind that a 50MHz
> MicroSPARC is about as powerful as a 486DX at between 80 and 100MHz.

Uhm, I used to play MP3s without trouble on DX2/66 under linux.  On the
otherhand, I had great trouble making a P75 running windows do it.

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