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#1 2012-12-14 10:17:24

andjeng
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386 will be dead soon?

http://www.zdnet.com/good-bye-386-linux … 000008772/
sooooo, what do you think about it? smile

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#2 2012-12-14 10:25:37

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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

Is there anything to worry about?


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#3 2012-12-14 10:26:37

andjeng
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

nothin. smile
i just wondering about other distro.
umm, will 686 be dead soon, too?


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#4 2012-12-14 10:29:04

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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

I don't think so. 32bit machines, both real and virtual, are still widely used, and probably won't be dead that soon. x86_64 is obviously the future, though.


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#5 2012-12-14 10:36:38

andjeng
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

so, i can still use arch 686. smile
thanks.


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#6 2012-12-14 12:46:51

tomegun
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

I don't think 386 ever worked on Arch, so this is nothing to worry about.

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#7 2012-12-14 15:29:27

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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

and the GCC compiler wnt deprecated the i386 too for 4.8/4.9

I think that yes, officially the i386 is death in all Kernels (MS deprecated i386 in Windows 8 if I remmember correctly, and Solaris in solaris10 is I remmember correctly again, and probably I'm wrong but *BSD never suppor any lower than i486)


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#8 2012-12-14 15:51:50

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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

I don't have numbers but I would guess most 386es still in use are being used for non-Internet, high stability applications; if you can tolerate the risk of upgrading your kernel every once in a while, it's reasonable to upgrade your hardware more often than every 20-30 years. And if your 386 hardware still works fine, it's almost certainly not worth upgrading to the latest version of Linux...

Although I can imagine some repercussions for the embedded market, I don't actually know of any embedded devices that attempt to run Linux on a 386.

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#9 2012-12-14 23:34:53

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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

Certainly the only 386 units I have are in extremely stable, non-networked roles on a manufacturing production line that haven't been touched for years.

($DEITY help us if they ever do die... I'm not going to be able to get spare parts!)

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#10 2012-12-15 00:14:12

Allan
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

Jristz wrote:

and the GCC compiler wnt deprecated the i386 too for 4.8/4.9

Maybe...  even probably but it has not been decided yet.

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#11 2012-12-16 19:10:25

Jristz
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

I have a cuestion, Debian use i686 an i386 kernels or i486??

bacause if they use i386 this can hurt them

@Allan I know is a maybe, this is why i use 'wnt' and not 'want' or 'will not'
but who know the resilt of this??


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#12 2012-12-16 20:01:42

Trent
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

Debian supports i486 and up. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i … 01.html.en

"wnt" doesn't mean anything, so you should not be surprised at the failure to communicate.

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#13 2012-12-17 00:32:49

nomorewindows
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

Even with redhat, it may call them i386 packages, but it would recognize an i586, and use a i586, even though the remaining packages were still i386.


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Look ma, no mouse.

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#14 2012-12-17 01:36:12

AaronBP
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Re: 386 will be dead soon?

What? Why would you do that?

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