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    > We have open-hardware implementation for 486, AFAICT, thanks to MISTer
    > project. I'm not aware of open 586 core.
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    > Being able to run recent Linux on open hardware sounds fun.

    Putting a 486 on an fpga might be 'interesting'.
    But it has a lot of 'cruft' (like 286 protected mode) that
    you really don't need.
    I'd bet RISCV comes out smaller.

    Most x86 ports are actually IBM-PC ports - so you'd also have
    to sort out all the peripherals.

    David

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