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Month: July 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Exe GNU/Linux: R14 versions: 486 and 686

From: Larry Stotler <larrystotler@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:06:58 -0400
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 6:19 AM, David Hare <davidahare@...> wrote:
> Exe GNU/Linux (Debian Wheezy live ISO with TDE) is now available with a 486
> kernel version and TDE R14. TDE is a good choice for older hardware with
> non-PAE processor.

But will it run on a 486???  *smile*

Keep in mind that all Pentium Pro and up(except for the 400Mhz Pentium
M) support PAE.  Only the K6, original Pentium & similar chips don't
support PAE.

I've always wondered if enabling PAE helped or was faster/slower.  I
had a Thinkpad A22p with a P3/1Ghz that seemed to have issues with the
PAE kernel(IIRC).  Most PAE kernels really only add support for NX/XD
bit so enabling it on a P3 with less than 4GB RAM seemed pointless.  I
do have a dual P3/1.4 system here with 6GB RAM, but it collects