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Linux 3.0?

Linux 3.0?

Posted Sep 4, 2008 9:09 UTC (Thu) by gevaerts (subscriber, #21521)
In reply to: Linux 3.0? by BrucePerens
Parent article: Linux 3.0?

I read that as "kill support for old ISA devices", not as "kill support for the ISA bus"


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Linux 3.0?

Posted Sep 4, 2008 18:26 UTC (Thu) by a9db0 (subscriber, #2181) [Link]

Some of us still use those antiquated ISA bus devices. Like the 3com 3c515 in my firewall machine. It, and the antiquated P90 it is installed in, still do a very nice job of defending my home network from interlopers. And I'd rather not replace either of them, thankyouverymuch.

Linux 3.0?

Posted Sep 4, 2008 20:09 UTC (Thu) by smoogen (subscriber, #97) [Link]

I don't see why you would have to get rid of the hardware.. since you are not adding anything new to the box there is no reason you could not run 2.6.x until the hardware dies its chip-death sometime in the next 10 years.

Linux 3.0?

Posted Sep 4, 2008 20:16 UTC (Thu) by job (guest, #670) [Link]

To be fair, you still want to run a supported kernel on those old machines.

Staying on 2.6 indefinitly isn't the best move security-wise.

Linux 3.0?

Posted Sep 8, 2008 9:19 UTC (Mon) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

You can use a distribution's kernel like RHEL which will get you a supported version for 7 years or so.


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