[CentOS-devel] CentOS-5 on i586

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 20:33:16 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
>> | He did, however, ask a very important question - is there enough
>> | traction in the i586 world today to even consider the i586 port
>> | worthwhile ? Since most major platforms really are i686 ? I'd still 
>> like
>> | to see some answers to that question!
>> What real life samples are there of hardware that need i586 support? Is
>> it just older hardware or is there newer hardware that would benefit
>> from i586 support? Do other restrictions apply? Memory constraints, disk
> All good questions, and I'd like to hear some answers to that just as 
> much as you do.

Equally relevant is whether 5.x is a necessity on such hardware.  If I 
had any left I'd probably prefer to run the more lightweight 2.4 kernel 
in CentOS 3.x at least until the end of its supported life.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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