Anyone still using 16-32bit systems ?

Jonathan Lane tidux at
Thu Jul 15 22:45:52 BST 2021

A 486 running Linux is still perfectly capable of handling modern crypto
for something low-bandwidth like IRC or Gemini.  Hell, with a 32-bit
MS-DOS binary containing modern cryptography, you could probably do
Gemini just fine on the very first 32 bit x86 chip, an 80386SX.  The
m68k equivalent of the 386 is the MC68030, which is widely considered
the minimum for running Linux or NetBSD on Amigas and Macs.  8-bit and
16-bit are definitely too slow to do Gemini without special crypto
accelerator hardware.
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