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'm glad to hear the EU has saner legal approaches. Here in the US, ebay tends to consider the sale of microsoft licenses to be verboten since they (microsoft) have used heavy handed approaches to discourage individuals from reselling them.

Some (US mainly) software vendors have been trying to turn software licenses more into a "renting" contract than an actual document of ownership.

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