Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 15, 2012

i386 Finally Gone the Way of the Dodo

Some guests to the party never really know when to leave and so is the case with our old friend i386 (for those old enough to remember its heyday). i386 was finally shown the door by the introduction of a new Linux kernel, ending an era. Windows XP, pay attention. big grin

Developers of the Linux kernel decided to drop support for it. The 386-CPU's support was causing a few headaches for developers and killing it off "zaps quite a bit of complexity".