Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:47 UTC
Linux "This tree removes ancient-386-CPUs support and thus zaps quite a bit of complexity [...] which complexity has plagued us with extra work whenever we wanted to change SMP primitives, for years. Unfortunately there's a nostalgic cost: your old original 386 DX33 system from early 1991 won't be able to boot modern Linux kernels anymore. Sniff. I'm not sentimental. Good riddance." Almost 21 years of support for a professor. Not bad.
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Yes you CAN run your old 386
by benali72 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:30 UTC
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The beauty of free software like Linux is that you can still use your 386, because you can always download old versions of the OS freely from the web. In contrast, you can't legally acquire copies of old commercial software, like old versions of Windows.

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