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SubjectRe: IDE?
On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 09:57:11AM -0400, Dana Lacoste wrote:
> Why do we need to maintain compatibility
> with OLD (not 'low-end' but OLD) hardware if there's an existing
> kernel that meets that hardware's needs already?

because we always need new features, even on older hardware. If 2.4 didn't
support my 386sx, I would have had to either port iptables, cramfs, pppoe
and such things to 2.0 (or 2.2), or replace this solid-state, silent box
with a new, noisy and power hungry one. I'm really happy that this box is
still supported and hope it will still run 2.6.


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