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Posted Sep 17, 2008 11:56 UTC (Wed) by NAR (subscriber, #1313)
Anyway, as far as I know, some bugs in the 2.4.x series are still being fixed. I guess that 2.4.<late> would run on the same hardware as the more than 7 years old 2.4.0.
Posted Sep 18, 2008 6:57 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
yes, most bugs that are being fixed were introduced durng the 2.6 days, that could be because there have been more lines of code writen for 2.6 then for all prior kernels combined (I don't know that for sure, but with the pace of development that's happening in 2.6 I would not at all be surprised)
Posted Sep 17, 2008 12:02 UTC (Wed) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
Posted Sep 17, 2008 14:21 UTC (Wed) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322)
LOL. 16-bit processor without an MMU. ELKS supports it, but (a) ELKS is moribund and (b) it never tracked mainline Linux security updates.
Probably better off with minix 1.x.
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