Ubuntu on a 486?

Pratap Subrahmanyam pratap at vmware.com
Mon Dec 11 16:58:57 UTC 2006

Peter Hummers wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Dec 2006 21:35:35 -0500
> John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I'm not ready to advocate the 686 push some people want to go for; I
>> think there may be a wide enough 586 audience out there to warrant
>> keeping it for a little while.  Still, looking at the 486 and what it's
>> capable of, I think it may be time to suggest deprecating support for a
>> processor that can clock 100MHz max.
> I'm not much of a tree-hugger, but there are too many computers that still work in our landfills. I'd like to see some support for 486; 386s could still serve files, too, as far as that goes ...
I second this whole heartedly. I still love my P3 500 MHz box. I'd like 
to see the community continue to focus on performance optimizations even 
for these older processors.


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