Re: 486 still being sold NEW / was Re: Increasing minimum 'i386' processor
On Wednesday 07 Dec 2011, Toni Mueller wrote:
> 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.
The Vortex DX chips are still being produced, and new boards produces
that use them. They are generally new embedded boards.