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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I said my first PC ;)

My first computer was a C64 and then an Amiga 500

Well, terminology-wise, the C64 and the Amiga were PCs too. It's not like IBM invented the wheel (OK, maybe they did; but not home computers).

Anyway, I went C64 -> 386 DX. It was a huge leap, esp. after I got some of the contemporary games like Eye of the Beholder.

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