Introduction - Daniel McGuire -- sparing resources

graysooner graysooner at
Wed Jun 13 02:21:24 UTC 2012

The emphasis should be on fast on all hardware.  I do not have any "old"
computers, but my family does have (cheap) lightweight computers.  Please
don't demean Lubuntu by relegating it to old, dusty, unused machines!

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM, spir <denis.spir at> wrote:

> On 10/06/2012 15:14, Daniel McGuire wrote:
>> "WOW Lubuntuis a project created to enlighten the whole world with the
>> power of
>> Linux generally and Lubuntu specifically and tell the untold story about a
>> unique system that could breath a new life into an ancient machine
>> instead of
>> breathing the dust somewhere in the dark"
> I think everyone should stop insisting on the fact Lubuntu is for old
> rusty hardware. It's true, but it's only part of the story (I guess). Here
> are my views on the topic:
> * Hardware only a few years old, but low-level (the kind poor people buy)
> also suffer from the constant bloat in requirements imposed by pachyderms
> like compiz.
> * Even owners of brand new and decently powerful hardware will beneficiate
> of light, reactive, well-designed systems.
> * In any case, spoiling resources for about no gain is *bad*: morally,
> ecologically, etc...
> As an amateur programmer, I am far to be obsessed with efficiency, but
> each time I can spare resources without sacrificing too much important
> aspects of development (code clarity, programmer time, maintenance...), I
> am pleased to do it.
> Denis
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