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Re: 80386 support
Not to add fuel to the flame, but one thing I have never understood is WHY
people want to even apply power to an ancient piece of equipment, which isn't
even running the "native" OS for that equipment.
I can understand why you might want to boot an old Vax into VMS, or even
Ultrix, but why do you want to power on a Vax to boot NetBSD on it? Wouldn't
the boot process itself take more power than a month of running a modern bit of
Please keep in mind this question is coming from someone who loved the Alpha,
and even the Vax to a certain point. I feel nostalgia for these older
machines, and can fully understand why people keep them (although my garage has
been forced to be rid of older sparc, and even older x86 gear for space
reasons.) But to boot a foreign OS on them just because they are there and it
can be done, seems strange to me.
Perhaps I have too little free time anymore...
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