Re: "obsolete" hardware

yuri mironoff (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 09:54:45 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Greg Alexander wrote:

> processors with MMU. Linux _does_ run on 386's. Linux has run on Fujitsu
> AP-5000 monster multiboard ultrasparc toys. Linux runs on Sparc. Linux
> runs on PPC.
> I think that Linux supports the full range of hardware, we don't
> need to worry. I think there are probably more people working on Linux than
> are working on BSD (and the BSD effort is all split up), so we have no
> problem with enough manpower to support everything.
> It'll run on both, and it'll run a lot better than any commercial Unix-like
> system on both. Everything performs on a 386. A 386 is a _damn_ fast
> processor. Just 'cause something's worse than something else don't make it
> bad. :)

Forgive me if I didn't make myself clear. But let me say it another
way. If the choice is between spending the development time working on 386
backward compatibility or taking advantage of some new feature of a P7 -
drop the 386 like a hot potato.