Last Bionic Final testing -- we hope!

Marco Parillo maparillo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 14:06:08 UTC 2018


Yes, that scenario is familiar to me: running a VM for my personal use of
an organization's computer.
Two organizations issued me 64-bit Win7 laptops, with 64-bit virtualization
turned off in the BIOS.
I had the knowledge and permissions to enable 64-bit virtualization, but
many others would not.

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 1:57 AM, Franklin Weng <franklin at goodhorse.idv.tw>
wrote:

>
>
> 2018-04-25 13:48 GMT+08:00 Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com>
> :
>
>> On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 10:29 PM, Franklin Weng
>> <franklin at goodhorse.idv.tw> wrote:
>> >
>> > It's been very difficult to find *real* i386 (single-core) machine now,
>> at
>> > least here.  Even a 10-year-old laptop has dual core.
>> > The closest environment I can get is a virtual machine running on PVE.
>> >
>> >
>> > Franklin
>>
>> Then in your opinion, is it worthwhile to offer them? I was thinking
>> of you in particular when I argued for continuing to provide them.
>> Testing would be a great deal easier with only amd64!
>>
>>
> I'll say yes, because as I have said a particular scenario would still use
> it -- not on a real i386 machine, but on virtual box running on a i386
> Windows host.
> I met such scenario several times when promoting FOSS.
>
> But in this case, it is still running on a virtual machine.  In real
> machine cases I met (mostly old Eeepc) they were single core and hence need
> i386 version, but the memory was too few (less then 1G) to run Kubuntu
> live!  Only native Lubuntu i386 could fit into those machines.
>
>
> Franklin
>
>
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