Radiation hardened stuff is mostly PowerPC. Russia launched their own x86 “hardened” chips a while back and they lasted a week or 2 into a 6 year mission before they failed. But the RAD750 and RAD550 are the industry standard since 2001 and they are PowerPC.
My truck/bus scale is still running the same 486 that was installed with it back in 1992.More like energy sector, they still use it. Also many governments.
They run custom closed Unix systems not Linux.i imagine that ven if 4x86 are still used in some old running submarine, industrial offshore drills, banking system, satellites and what not, I imagine part of the points of all those systems would include not caring about the latest Linux kernel release.
Hey now, I have a Compaq portable that still runs.
Correct - the RAD750 is a low-clocked, radiation-hardened variant of the CPU Apple called the G3. The James Webb telescope's Integrated Science Instrument Module is running one at 118 MHz with 44MB RAM, running VxWorks.Radiation hardened stuff is mostly PowerPC. Russia launched their own x86 “hardened” chips a while back and they lasted a week or 2 into a 6 year mission before they failed. But the RAD750 and RAD550 are the industry standard since 2001 and they are PowerPC.
Yep, that's also been mine every time as well. Could never get it to work 100%, and the most common answer when seeking help amongst the Linux community is git gud, scrub...Yeah, I think that's most everyone's experience with Linux, even today .
Until about 10 years ago, I still had an old Am 486 DX2-66 running some random distro that came with a very large book and a CD. It finally bit the bullet after 14 years of good use. Trying to get X-Windows to properly work on it was a nightmare, and it was only through the help of the Usenet folks in the Linux groups that I was able to piece together something that worked.
It only worked on that specific machine, since it scanned for that MB's specific BIOS chip.
LXDE probably would, though I’d be surprised if it felt spry. There’s a blurb on the project About page detailing system requirements and they recommend a Pentium II for a speedy experience. Between the kernel, X11, and the desktop environment, I’d guess around 64MB would be necessary. A kitted out 128MB 486 could get up to some surprisingly modern-looking mischief. Maybe I’ll give this a try in a PCem instance and see what it yields…I wonder if a basic LXDE or XFCE install would have worked on that hardware. Would have been easier to set up.
The RAM would probably have been the limiting factor.