[SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 22:46:54 CDT 2009
Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> I thpoought it was kept because so many ppl still run really older
> machines..these older i386's tend to run great Linux...too bad they dropped
> the i386. Most everyone I know is running on them...seniors and older folks
Well the i386 was first in production in 1986. The i486 in 1989. The maximum
clock speed for a i386 was 40MHz. No software even halfway modern would run on
it. The i386 was produced through 2007, but that was for embedded purposes.
I doubt that a 386 based PC system has been available for at least 15 years.
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