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Re: [LUG] distribution with good 386 support


On 8 Jan 2014, at 13:25, Paul Sutton <zleap@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think Linus recently retired his old 386, as the kernel no longer
> supported the 386.   I am sure it's possbile to take the last known
> working kernel and maybe work in support for new features from that.,

Dec 2012....

Really if Linus is pleased not to be supporting it I think Tom probably shouldn't 
spend his time that way.

Really we are talking about chips from before I went to Uni, and I'm showing my age.

Whilst I applaud Tom's desire not to bin stuff, they'll probably consume more carbon 
than emulating a couple of extra CPUs on your current machine.

Worse still the PCs components are probably all incompatible with modern PCs, so you 
probably can't reuse memory, disk or anything else.
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