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

On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 09:43 +0000, David Goodenough wrote:
> 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.

I love how people are still following up with information I already
found and posted.


Ben Hutchings
Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.) - Stafford Beer

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