Sorry to see it go

In doing some research for my new servers, I noticed the RedHat has withdrawn support for the i386 and i486 series processors in its latest release, 8.0. One of the things that early Linux geeks touted about the OS was that it would run reasonably well on older hardware, such as the 386 class PCs. In fact, we still have some 486 hardware somewhere in the building that at last glance had a copy of RedHat 6.something on it. (I think the HD crashed, but this makes me want to fix it.) Heres the list from Redhat’s hardware compatibility web site, http://hardware.redhat.com.
Does it mean I am getting old if I was nastalgic for a 15 year old computer? Nah! If you think that’s bad, see the Retro Computing Society of Rhode Island.

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