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    SubjectRe: Cyrix M2
    On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, Tuukka Toivonen wrote:

    > I thought that MMX uses FPU registers for compatibility; operating system
    > doesn't have to have special support for MMX registers: it just saves FPU
    > registers when switching task and MMX regs will be saved too. At least
    > that's what Intel said, of course :)

    Of course :-). But I don't think many of us believe that MMX was
    designed for a mulitasking environment :-). MMX's main use appears
    to be targetted at desktop stuff. And the MS-Intel alliance takes
    every opportunity to force upgrades on their customers :-(. It looks
    more like a strategic decision got made by the wrong people somewhere
    along the line :-).

    Mike

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