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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 13th Dec 2012 08:31 UTC
MOS6510
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It's sad to see support for retro stuff dropped. Then again, if it hinders progress and it's not likely a 386 is used for modern and serious stuff.

If you're in to DOS a 386 and 486 can run old games and applications very fine.

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