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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weird feeling
by hussam on Fri 14th Dec 2012 13:37 UTC
hussam
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2006-08-17

Even if there are no 383 machines ever, it gives me a bad sentimental feeling when the linux kernel removes support for some hardware.
I guess it is technically a good move in terms of programming or whatever but it kinda breaks my heart ;)
Call me a softy maybe but I always felt linux meant freedom no matter where and on whatever hardware ;)

Feel free to call me an idiot ;)

Edited 2012-12-14 13:38 UTC

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