Ubuntu on a 486?

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 02:16:05 UTC 2006

On 12/10/06, John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
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> Is anyone here running Ubuntu on a 486?  Like, anything the -generic
> kernel can't run on?  (-386 is a 486 kernel)
> 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.
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This also concerns me too... As long as those systems are up and still
running, we can't just throw it away. Alot of applications nowadays
are towards the use of _specific_ hardware, like XGL/AiGLX,  but even
the oldest hardware can run 3D on software mode.  Nowadays, people
thinks that there is no chance to use those freedesktop _standards_,
because inevitably it needs a decent expensive hardware


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