Linus Torvalds recently rejected a patch that removes EISA support from the kernel – despite that technology being ancient by computing standards. Torvalds’ reasoning: “It’s not like it hurts us or is in some way fundamentally broken”.
It’s great that the Linux kernel continues to support old hardware, which gave us the idea for our next podcast: what’s the oldest machine you have, that’s still running Linux? Maybe you’re using an late-’90s laptop as a mail server, or perhaps you’ve got a fridge-sized VAX box chugging away somewhere. Let us know in the comments below and we’ll read out the best in our upcoming podcast!