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Re: i586 kernel [was Re: Module symbol versions in installer kernel]

On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 03:55:40PM -0500, David L Norris wrote:
> It would seem shortsighted to ignore them just because they aren't
> i686.  A Pentium is still a powerful machine.  Especially when combined
> with LTSP or some other X terminal arrangement.

I'm not suggesting they be ignored. In fact, I think that it'd be great if
they got special attention -- a Fedora Lite, say.

> > already pretty unfriendly to those systems as is. Why not just make the
> > Pentium Pro the minimum for FC3? That covers us all the way to back to 1995
> It does?  What about AMD K6 computers?  They are i586 and they are newer
> than 1995 or 1998.  Fedora Core works wonderfully on my 2001 model AMD

Well, maybe now is not the time. But I think next year or the year after
that *will* be.

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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