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Linux Magazine: Back to the Future

Oct 06, 2004, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"PC CPU paradigm shift? Been there, done that. Don't you remember what happened with the 386? Oh, that's right, most of you are too young to remember. Compared to most of the Linux user demographic these days, I might as well be an octogenarian--even if I'm only 34. Well, sonny, saddle up on grandpa's lap and he'll tell you a story. Be nice and I might even share some Werther's Originals, or some of this new cola-flavored gum that I'm addicted to from Penguin Mints.

"In the mid 1980s--1985 to be exact, when Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson were flying around in a Delorean-cum-time machine, Reagan was president, and all of us in high school were listening to Men at Work and Duran Duran--Intel released the 386, heralding in a so-called new age of personal computing..."

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