Running X AND a web browser?!? LUXURY!
A 386 can, in theory, run Linux, Emacs, and a Scheme
interpreter simultaneously, but most 386s probably can't also run both Netscape and the necessary X Window System without prematurely introducing budding young underfunded hackers to the concept of "thrashing".
@baturkey I certainly ran X and Netscape 2 on my 386SX-16 (9(!)MB RAM) in the day. That was under OS/2, but I imagine contemporary linux would have been somewhat faster. It did thrash sometimes, but I just learned to live with it, and envy the friends who had 486s and 16MB of RAMe
@gcupc My brain still has the association
Pentium = FAST
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