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In 2021 Arch Linux 32 and FreeBSD 12.2 still works on a Pentium-class machine in text mode, specifically on a Pentium 166 MMX with 64MB of RAM. Arch Linux 32 provides i486, i686 (Pentium Pro or better), and pentium4 builds. FreeBSD requires i686-class machine starting with version 13.0. On the user experience side, expect: boot time to the text login prompt ...

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