How old does your hardware go?
Jun 19, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Thanks to Linux, you can now keep old computers
running long after their original operating systems have kicked the
bucket. For example, I was running Linux on 386s back in 1993.
"Today, most modern Linux distributions are optimized for 32-bit
Pentium processors and 64-bit CPUs. There are, however, still
versions of Linux that can get useful work out of PCs that first
ran Windows 95 and 98. I talked about those in an earlier story,
entitled, How slow can Linux go?."
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