c. marlow chris at
Sat Mar 29 14:55:01 UTC 2014

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 08:57:29 A Billie Walsh wrote:

I completely agree with Matthew. I have an Asus EeePC. It has 2 gig memory and 
a 64 gig SSD running Kubuntu 12.04/32 bit. I do appreciate the work the devs 
do, but they need to keep K. I. S S. in mind.

On 03/29/2014 08:07 AM, Matthew Cliffe wrote:

The "everyone owns a mega computer so resources dont matter" is a silly 
argument and just leads to sloppy work and lends itself as the "perfect 

I have 128 gig of ram on 2 of my machines so why should I suffer and have 
programs only use 8 because you don't? Its a silly argument and a bad way to 
go. Programs should be efficient, that doesn't mean minimal it just means 

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 2:25 AM, lists <bmarsh at> wrote:

On 03/28/2014 08:16 PM, Steve Riley wrote:

That's not really very much, when you consider that my PC has 8 GB RAM. Modern PCs are stuffed to the gills with RAM, why not take advantage of it?

We no longer live in the era when CPU cycles and memory bits were to be treated like diamonds. You paid for all that horsepower -- put it to use. 
No, but having had problems with the complexity and overhead that akonadi brings, I would rather do without it.   It does not play nicely.

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I also run kubuntu on 2 gigs of ram on this coustom built PC, 


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