Slackware 9.1 Branches, Says Good-bye to i386
Posted on: 05/23/2003 09:14 PM

Saw over at DistroWatch that Slackware 9.1 will be compiled for a minimum CPU target of i486

It is time to say goodbye to i386 support in Slackware. I've surveyed 386 usage online, and the most common thing I see people say when someone asks about running Linux on a 386 is to 'run Slackware', but then they also usually go on to say 'be sure to get an OLD version, like 4.0, before glibc, because it'll be more efficient.' Now, if that's the general advice, then I see no reason to continue 386 support in the latest Slackware (and indeed it's no longer easily possible). People with 386 machines aren't going to have the hard drive space for Slackware 9.1 in any case.

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