accessys at accessys at
Sat Mar 29 16:01:05 UTC 2014

so but it should degrade gracefully  just  because "we" have powerful 
state of the art computers does not mean the rest of the world does. 
remember (and many seem to forget) this is a WORLD WIDE WEB.  I help a 
group in Nicaragua, they are really happy they can keep thier apple II 
running, a bit extreme but our old computers often end up being state of 
the art in other places.  and you don't have to go to Central America just 
go to many Baltimore City schools.

we have to think about the other folks too


On Sat, 29 Mar 2014, Steve Riley wrote:

> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:42:21 -0700
> From: Steve Riley <steve at>
> Reply-To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at>
> To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at>
> Subject: Re: KMAIL
> 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.
> ...Steve
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