Linus Torvalds To 386: “I’m Not Sentimental, Good Riddance.”

Posted by lordpenguin on Dec 12, 2012 8:14 PM EDT
The Powerbase; By Dean Howell
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If there is one thing we can all count on in the open source blogosphere, it’s Linus Torvalds no bullshit approach to communicating with the world. That same no bullshit approach was not absent today when Linus moved to officially axe “ancient 386 support” from Linux. Ancient? You bet. Support for the 386 architecture has been lingering along within the Linux Kernel since day one, 1991. Well now it seems that it is ready to jump into a binary casket, finally, long after it’s relevance and usefulness have passed.

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