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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RE: My first PC never ran Linux
by Morgan on Thu 13th Dec 2012 11:12 UTC in reply to "My first PC never ran Linux"
Morgan
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Wow, now I feel old. My first personal computer -- though not a "PC" by IBM's measure -- was a Ti 99/4a for my 5th birthday. It was the first of only two times my parents could afford to get us nice stuff, and I cherished it. I wish I still had it; it disappeared in a move across the country a few years later.

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