[Smaug] Ubuntu is dropping support for i386,i486,i586 CPUs

Peter Belew peterbe at sonic.net
Wed Jul 14 22:19:14 PDT 2010

I just read (in several places - check with Google) that Ubuntu will drop support for pre-i686 CPUs for the Maverick Meerkat 10.10 release.

Currently their i686 kernel does support the VIA C3 cpu I have in a couple of systems, which is actually 2 instructions short of an i686-class CPU.

Fedora stopped supported i586-class CPUs *including* the VIA C3 after F11.

Peter Belew

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