Dropping i386 non-PAE as a supported kernel flavour in Precise Pangolin

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 21:26:14 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 19:58, John Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> wrote:
> If the hardware is from 2000+ then it is likely to have PAE support. And
> running Win 98 just means it wasn't older than that. Win 2000 was a business
> version, and XP as the next consumer version didn't come out until Oct 2001.
> What I saw on Intel's site is that roughly 1999 is when everything had PAE.
> So the question is how old is too old, eventually there will be a cutoff, 12
> years is pretty long. Plus the time that O is still supported. So close to
> 15 years total.
> John

Thanks, John. The next time I am in that library I will check exactly
what hardware is in there, and which Ubuntu it is running. I think
that the point was made, though: Ubuntu is
often/sometimes/occasionally used to breathe new life into working
hardware. Please do not take that benefit away.

Dotan Cohen


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