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Re: 486 still being sold NEW / was Re: Increasing minimum 'i386' processor

On 11/21/2011 07:52 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Since we're theorising, rather than talking about actual users, my
> theory is that these are sold as replacements for installed systems,
> which will run the exact same software as the original - not Debian
> 7.0.  It would be silly to start a new deployment reliant on parts
> that have already been EOL'd.

I may be mistaken, but the CPUs listed there are not original Intel, but
some clones that still could or could not be in production. Seeing that
these 486-class devices specify DDR2 as their memory interface suggests
that they are really not that old.

Kind regards,

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