Linux.com has an article about rescuing your old 486 from being a doorstop: "That 'old' 486 still has lots of life in it. Making it a useful computer keeps
it out of a landfill. Remember, your computer is filled with lead and
non-biodegradable materials that do nasty things to your local
municipality's water table. Plus, a 486 is perfect for many Linux
applications that don't require a graphical environment."
September 29, 2000