Ubuntu on a 486?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Dec 13 06:09:16 UTC 2006

On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 06:38:28 +0100
"Adriano Varoli Piazza" <moranar at gmail.com> wrote:

> running Linux on a 486 is all
> well and good, but not necessarily the objective Ubuntu has. I'd
> rather not dilute Ubuntu to gain something that runs everywhere. 

LTSP with Edubuntu, for example - using old boxes as thin clients etc.

To quote Oliver Grawert ( who is invoved in Edubuntu development and said
this earlier in the thread, in case you didn't see it) in answer to:

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

yes, huge amounts of LTSP users, mediacenter PC users or people that run
ubuntu based routers/firewalls on small HW ... 

there are many new boards that still require at least 486 comaptibility
in the kernel ...



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