[rfc] improving 32bit user performance/experience...

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Wed May 20 11:00:20 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 1:55 AM, Daniel J Blueman
<daniel.blueman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was trying to raise a more general point about the minimum spec
> across the board, including the embedded and old-server hardware.
> I challenge anyone to find someone using Ubuntu 8.10/9.04 on a
> processor which doesn't support the full i586 instruction set (eg
> i386/i486 or something with incomplete i586 support).

This would be difficult since Ubuntu has dropped support for i486 ages ago:

The i386 is an architecture identifier, not a promise to actually
function on the original i386

It would appear that Ubuntu has preemptively implemented your suggestion :)

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia

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