[Chugalug] Linux removes support for 386

Dan Lyke danlyke at flutterby.com
Thu Dec 13 06:27:03 UTC 2012


On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:58:34 -0600
Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The 486 came out in 1989.  NINETEEN EIGHTY-NINE.  That means before
> the 1990s even started, the 386 was outdated and replaced.  This is
> over 20 years after that.  Our $8.99 prepaid cell phones have more
> processing power than that.

I know of a facility that runs their CNC routers on a Commodore 64.
When I asked why, the boss said "I know how to repair discrete logic,
and it still works."

Why bother re-designing when you don't have to? Engineering can be
*expensive*.

Dan


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