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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My first PC never ran Linux
by Gestahlt on Thu 13th Dec 2012 08:37 UTC
Gestahlt
Member since:
2011-10-17

It was a 286 with 16mhz and 20MB HD

Anyway, i dont mind either.
Im rather happy they provide ARM Multiplatform support.
Let the 386 rest in pieces. It was my second PC (Mainboard and CPU upgrade) and it did its work.

It makes room for something new and removes the bloat. I can understand how it is to support legacy stuff (well, im also working on a web project where we HAVE to support IE7) and i wish we could drop IE7.. hell even IE at all.

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RE: My first PC never ran Linux
by Morgan on Thu 13th Dec 2012 11:12 in reply to "My first PC never ran Linux"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Wow, now I feel old. My first personal computer -- though not a "PC" by IBM's measure -- was a Ti 99/4a for my 5th birthday. It was the first of only two times my parents could afford to get us nice stuff, and I cherished it. I wish I still had it; it disappeared in a move across the country a few years later.

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jackastor Member since:
2009-05-05

My first was a little Tandy connected to a cassette player. Ah spending 30 minutes waiting for a game to load. Those were the days.

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