Who is in charge? and Non PAE CPU
kalehrl at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 13:48:54 UTC 2012
On 15 June 2012 02:19, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> things have a been busy, but I thought that linux team would keep the
> version 12.04 non-PAE alive? I'll go find out what the deal was. If they
> have kept a non-PAE for 12.04, we're okay, other wise; us and xubuntu need
> to sort out a route to keep the non-pae updated. As of 12.10, there will
> not be a non-pae, just as i586 was dropped after 10.04 
> 1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/PreviousReleases
> P.S. I'm going to put a contents section on there.... Growls at who did it
> without one.
> On 14 June 2012 23:18, Cyber Penguin <cyberpenguin1979 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 14 June 2012 21:48, Sarbojit Ganguly <unixman.linuxboy at gmail.com>
>>> > Gentlemen,
>>> > I have an opinion here. Since Lubuntu is designed to run on _old_
>>> > machines (NON-PAE) and if Ubuntu kernel team _decides_ to ship PAE
>>> > only, wouldn't it be going against our philosophy?
>>> > In this case can Lubuntu maintain a "legacy" kernel tree of its own to
>>> > support NON-PAE cpus ? It will be then easier to deduce number of
>>> > users affected due to the shift.
>> Though we would like to support old computers we have to set the bar
>> For now I think we should advice the non-PAE users to stay with 12.04.
>> After support is running out in October 2013 a good solution is to point
>> the last remaining ones to Puppy or another suitable distro.
>> This is more or less how we manage the i586 CPU's today.
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> I've got a Dell laptop D505 with an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor
The processor itself was launched in 2003 and I got my laptop in 2005.
So, my laptop is only 7 years old.
Lubuntu prides itself on being able to run on low-spec computers so it
seems strange to me that a seven-year-old laptop will be rendered too old
in the near future. :(
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