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.
Permalink for comment 544882
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
I might be wrong here, but
by gan17 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:39 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Wasn't the 386 the first CPU to ever run Linux? Kinda sad in that sense.

My first PC with a Microsoft OS (DOS) was also a 386SX, iirc. Massive upgrade (both cost and specs) over our 286 which had DR-DOS. Ran Wing Commander like a champ.

First time I ever edited a file was on a 386 as well. Autoexec.bat and config.sys, trying to squeeze out every last bit of EMM386 and HIMEM to run games.

Edited 2012-12-12 22:47 UTC

Reply Score: 4