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 might be wrong here, but
by gan17 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:39 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Wasn't the 386 the first CPU to ever run Linux? Kinda sad in that sense.

My first PC with a Microsoft OS (DOS) was also a 386SX, iirc. Massive upgrade (both cost and specs) over our 286 which had DR-DOS. Ran Wing Commander like a champ.

First time I ever edited a file was on a 386 as well. Autoexec.bat and config.sys, trying to squeeze out every last bit of EMM386 and HIMEM to run games.

Edited 2012-12-12 22:47 UTC

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RE: I might be wrong here, but
by gilboa on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:19 in reply to "I might be wrong here, but"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

AFAIR 386SX == 386 w/ 16bit memory bus.
I ran Linux 0.something on a IBM 386SX without issues.

- Gilboa

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RE: I might be wrong here, but
by smashIt on Thu 13th Dec 2012 09:42 in reply to "I might be wrong here, but"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

First time I ever edited a file was on a 386 as well. Autoexec.bat and config.sys, trying to squeeze out every last bit of EMM386 and HIMEM to run games.


don't lie to us
all you wanted was the fully voiced intro and stars in the background in WC2 ;)

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RE: I might be wrong here, but
by Soulbender on Sat 15th Dec 2012 03:13 in reply to "I might be wrong here, but"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Autoexec.bat and config.sys, trying to squeeze out every last bit of EMM386 and HIMEM to run games.


QEMM FTW! Man, back in the ...uh...ok, really bad days that I don't miss at all.

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