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Date:      Sat, 10 Feb 1996 00:14:50 -0800
From:      Paul Traina <>
Subject:   Cyrix 586 vs. Pentium for FreeBSD?
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I noticed a slew of manufacturers are using Cyrix 586's in the most recent
line of notebook computers instead of Pentiums.  I've had a _really_ bad
experience with a Cy486DLC which makes me shudder at the thought of another
Cyrix purchase,  however I wanted to get other people's experiences.

Is anyone running FreeBSD on a Cyrix 586?  If so, any problems that you
could attribute to that processor?  Does anyone know if the 586 is really
instruction set,  timing, and bug compatible with the pentium, or did they
"improve" it like they did with the 486?


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