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    Default Linux Kernel Drops Support For Old Intel 386 CPUs

    Phoronix: Linux Kernel Drops Support For Old Intel 386 CPUs

    Yet another change for the upcoming Linux 3.8 kernel is the removal of support for the old Intel i386 processors...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0OTg

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    You could almost say "the Linux kernel dropped support for i386"

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    I wonder if there was someone using modern linux kernels on i386 hardware…

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    The removal of 80386 support is sad when we consider that Linux was first developed on this hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryao View Post
    The removal of 80386 support is sad when we consider that Linux was first developed on this hardware.

    You beat me to it! Yes, the good ol' 386 was the first CPU to ever run Linux.

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    why not 486 also?


    doubt there are many working 486 left, let alone working 486's able to run any distro

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