Steve Riley steve at
Sat Mar 29 15:42:21 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-29 at 13:07, Matthew Cliffe <mattjcliffe at> 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
> excuse".

Because "a few computers still have limited resources means that software should implement fewer features and never take advantage of resource abundance" is a silly argument and just leads to unnecessary skimpiness and lends itself as the ideal fallback for whining about getting "left behind" by progress.

On 2014-03-29 at 08:57, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at> 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.

No. Kubuntu does not attempt to be a minimalist distribution for low-resource computers. While it strives to accommodate a wide range, it should never be held back to low denominators. Furthermore, support for 32-bit hardware should have been dropped with 12.04. Software must always push hardware.


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