Ubuntu on a 486?

Adam Conrad adconrad at ubuntu.com
Sun Dec 10 05:21:28 UTC 2006

John Richard Moser wrote:
> Is anyone here running Ubuntu on a 486?  Like, anything the -generic 
> kernel can't run on?  (-386 is a 486 kernel)

I am.  On several around the world.

> I think it may be time to suggest deprecating support for a processor
> that can clock 100MHz max.

Mine are all 133Mhz, for the record, and these are CPUs that are not
only still produced and sold, they're also quite common.

While I would prefer to see us producing some ports for embedded
targets, and AMD Elan (AKA 5x86, AKA "really fast 486") would be one of
them, we're not currently doing so, and I'd prefer we don't drop support
for those systems "just cause".

... Adam

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