Re: Why CONFIG_MPENTIUMIII by default?

From: Michèl Alexandre Salim (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 18:55:19 EST

--- Frédéric L. W. Meunier <> wrote: >
Is there any reason to use CONFIG_MPENTIUMIII by
> default? I
> think this should be changed to CONFIG_M386, which
> should work
> for most, and would avoid people reporting problems
> because
> they forgot to set the right processor type.
I don't see many people reporting that kind of
problems... as a first-year CS student I can attest
that most students, even, never used Linux before. I
installed Red Hat Linux on a friend's laptop - how
much easier can it get - and kernel configuration just
flabbergasted him.

When people feel they are ready to start compiling
kernels, they should learn to do so properly, in my
opinion. The I-want-the-latest-and-greatest genre
roughly coincide with early tech adopters, no? :)


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