"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?."