Re: IDE?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 09:15:16 EST

On Mon, 2002-08-19 at 14:57, Dana Lacoste wrote:
> Are there not several uses of 2.0.x that are not compatible with
> 2.2/2.4? And if 2.0 is working, then why are you worried about
> being able to use 3.2? Why do we need to maintain compatibility
> with OLD (not 'low-end' but OLD) hardware if there's an existing
> kernel that meets that hardware's needs already?

How about because in many cases only 2.4 has needed features and also
runs better. On my 20Mb 486 running Xfce 2.4 is materially faster than

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