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: Comment by OSbunny
by gilboa on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
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So does this mean that they will stop calling 32bit distro versions i386? I always found that odd. You couldn't possible run a modern distro on a 386 yet they called it that.

I'm still get confused everytime I need to type arch=i686 instead of arch=i386 when using (my) build system ;) *

- Gilboa
* ... now you kids get off my lawn!

Edited 2012-12-13 06:24 UTC

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