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NewsMassive cryptomining campaign abuses free-tier cloud dev resources Pin
Kent Sharkey25-Oct-22 7:46
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NewsDocker launches a first preview of its WebAssembly tooling Pin
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NewsMan stumbles across eerie abandoned spaceship left to rust in the desert Pin
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NewsLinus Torvalds wants to drop i486 support from the Linux kernel citing its age Pin
Kent Sharkey24-Oct-22 9:31
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trønderen24-Oct-22 14:01
trønderen24-Oct-22 14:01 
I guess that it also has to do with modern Linux being so resource intensive that running it on an i486 processor shows a face that Linus doesn't want to show. Make sure that your OS can run only on hardware where you can say: Look at that performance!

Reminds me of my student days: That huge Univac 1100/21 mainframe under EXEC8 could run interactive terminals at 1200 bps, but to say that it was designed for it would be a blatant lie. But it was The Great Workhorse of the university. For the 'Programming 101' course, we got three 16-bit minicomputers, each handling 20 interactive terminals at 9600 bps. The mainframe guys demanded that the line speed of the minicomputers be reduced to 1200 bps so that The Great Mainframe would not be standing in an unfortunately light next to those tiny (and unworthy?) mini-machine terminals.

(As TAs in that 'Programming 101' course, we had sufficient control over the min-machines to keep the line speed at 9600 during normal working hours, but prepared to quickly reduce it to 1200 if one of those mainframe guys came over to check.)
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NewsScientists fed the Fibonacci sequence into a quantum computer and something strange happened Pin
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NewsDevelopers are in short supply, and that's keeping IT services companies busy Pin
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NewsMicrosoft starts shipping its Windows on Arm device for developers: Windows Dev Kit 2023 Pin
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NewsTyposquat campaign mimics 27 brands to push Windows, Android malware Pin
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NewsDeep learning with light Pin
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NewsSomeone wrote a Javascript app that accurately emulates Windows 95 on almost any platform Pin
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