[Cialug] Fast 486's and jumbo shrimp (was: Which Distro is best?)
dan.sloan at DRAKE.EDU
Thu Jul 10 10:23:30 CDT 2008
That's not so mind blowing...
Last I heard the space shuttles still run on the 386 CPU...and that was an
upgrade from the 8086. They also use ferrite core memory because of its
resistance to radiation.
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf
Of Nathan C. Smith
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:23 AM
To: 'Central Iowa Linux Users Group'
Subject: RE: [Cialug] Fast 486's and jumbo shrimp (was: Which Distro is
I especially love the line on the Intel page:
In May 2006 Intel announced that production of the 80486 would cease at the
end of September 2007.
It is mind-blowing to think that the 486 was produced up until a year ago.
However, it does go on to say that it was used in embedded systems. I do
recall seeing a Symbol handheld that had a 486DX2-66 processor in it. It
was much faster than the NEC V20 and V30 processors that other handhelds
used. (Even though the handheld itself was a piece of junk).
The very first Blackberrys (looked like pagers, no embedded phone) had
embedded 386 processors in them.
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