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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RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by OSbunny on Thu 13th Dec 2012 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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Oh come on! No one is using a 3.7 kernel on anything important.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Probably not but they are most likely back porting patches if they need them ... this will make it harder.

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RE[6]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by gagol on Thu 13th Dec 2012 01:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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I found exactly 1 on sale on ebay:

Not particularly useful or practical for any project that require more than a prorotype. I believe it proves the point the parent you replied to made.

[edit: the post ended in the wrong thread for a reson or another, it was about the windows 3.11 licence being available second hand]

Edited 2012-12-13 01:17 UTC

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OSbunny Member since:

No one does that either! No one goes around patching microwaves and washing machines.

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