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Supporting older hardware

Supporting older hardware

Posted Sep 20, 2008 19:23 UTC (Sat) by jlokier (guest, #52227)
In reply to: Supporting older hardware by spaetz
Parent article: KS2008: Linux 3.0

Features and drivers come in handy.

Ancient hardware with a USB port can talk to modern USB devices - if you have the driver which only exists in a modern kernel.

Ancient hardware does new-fangled iptables rules and other IP tricks very nicely. Not fast, but it works.

Even filesystem improvements are good on ancient hardware.

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