Steve Riley steve at
Sun Mar 30 00:34:37 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-29 at 13:32, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:
> And doesn't even work to the specs they say it should...   (as evidenced by
> akonadi still sucking up my emails for Kmail even after I had shut Kmail
> down for the last time)

Usually it isn't enough to shut down KMail, because Akonadi is still running. You need to shut this down, too.

On 2014-03-29 at 13:54, James Cain <james.cain.25 at> wrote:
> (2) If a lightweight, "just get my email and shut-up" email client is all
> you need, and you want away from Thunderbird, perhaps
> is for you?

Good point.

On 2014-03-29 at 12:58, c. marlow <chris at> wrote:
> I dont plan on upgrading from 12.04 working just fine for me and very stable

You might want to rethink this. Many improvements have been made in the kernel and in KDE since 12.04. In fact, you might obtain better resource utilization on 14.04 than 12.04.

On 2014-03-29 at 12:54, c. marlow <chris at> wrote:
> 2 gigs of ram is not enough steve? Seems ok to me. Right now my system is 
> using... 639.7 out of 2 gigs

It is not. In my normal course of work I typically run two virtual machines, two web browsers each with multiple tabs, and some form of multimedia software for most of the day.

On 2014-03-29 at 13:28, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:
> On 03/29/2014 11:42 AM, Steve Riley wrote:
>> Furthermore, support for 32-bit hardware should have been dropped with 12.04.
> And the above is pretty ridiculous.... To put probably half of the Kubuntu
> users "out of business" with your idea would be the height of stupidity.

Continuing to support a vanishing use case is unwise. Each decision made to perpetuate increasingly older machines comes with some kind of tradeoff, and these tradeoffs are becoming more and more difficult to make. 32-bit support will eventually be dropped at some point.


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