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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Not in the EU. Over here, a software 'license' is, as a matter of law, deemed to be a sale. Anyone who buys software has a complete and unrestricted right of resale, and any provision to the contrary in a license agreement has no legal effect. See Article 4(2) of the Computer Program Directive, and the ECJ's decision in Usedsoft v Oracle. So you're perfectly within your rights to purchase a used Windows 3.11 license on eBay (or anywhere else).

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