You found a motherboard that takes a 486 and 2GB RAM? And you're using a 486 chip? WOW.
I have two boxes set up that way.
They used to be old Dell Dimensions until I did Ebay upgrades on them.
Been running Slack on this box awhile now and started with Slack 12.
It boots and runs faster than my girlfriends box which has XP pro, 4 gigs of ram and dual core processor.
I put win 7 on the other box just to be able to run Camtasia to make flash vids for web sites.
Another area I hope some coder takes an interest in sometime or other.
Yeah, I agree,, Linux users are treated like scum of the earth.