How removing 386 support in Linux will destroy the world

I know, I know. Almost nobody on the planet uses a 386-based PC anymore. The first 386 processors started shipping in 1985 – which, according to some quick finger-counting-math, is roughly 75 thousand years ago. Heck, even many of the niche uses of the 386 processors (such as in aerospace) are being phased out.

And Intel hasn’t even made them for five years. But still, I can’t help but feel like we’re losing something important here.

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