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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OUT RAGE
by earksiinni on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:59 UTC
earksiinni
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2009-03-27

WHAT'S NEXT, 486? ITANIUM?

WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE, LINUS? COMMUNISM?

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RE: OUT RAGE
by Lennie on Sat 15th Dec 2012 10:34 in reply to "OUT RAGE"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think Linus wouldn't mind dropping Itanium, let's just say he does not have a very high regard of Itanium. ;-)

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