On 2013/03/26 18:06, Creamy wrote: > On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 09:00:39PM +0400, Franco Fichtner wrote: > > On Mar 26, 2013, at 6:26 PM, Creamy <cre...@nocrater.com> wrote: > > > Looking to the future, when are we going to drop 486 support, anyway? > > > > Now, that's a more interesting thing ask. > > How much of the hardware survives now, anyway? I mean at least the old > Vaxen were, (and are), maintainable. 486 motherboard dies, what do you > do? Chances are it's a multi-layer pcb, so if traces go bad within it, > a repair is going to be almost impossible.
Some of the 486-class embedded boards are quite solid hardware and not likely to die anytime soon. What advantage would there be to dropping 486 support anyway?