cyberpenguin1979 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 12:52:41 UTC 2012
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:15:13 -0400
> Jean-Pierre Vidal Piesset <jpxsat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > My suggestion when selecting apps for this list is that they run on a
> > > 300Mhz CPU with 128 MiB RAM
> > Maybe a more suitable machine would be 500MHZ & 256MB Ram. Since all
> > modifications and restrictions to the kernel this two years, I'm in doubt
> > that it's possible to install lubuntu (or any ubuntu flavour) on a
> > with the specs you're pointing! (no more i586, PAE, drop of certain old
> > graphic cards...) / In the past I've installed Lubuntu 10.04 on very old
> > machines with very poor Ram, but now that somethings are dropped the
> > simply does nothing :(
> 400Mhz CPU 192 MiB RAM?
> > The questions are:
> > - a Pentium 1 or 2 can run Lubuntu 12.04 ?
> > - It's easy for a beginner to do that install or something more than the
> > usual has to be done?
> > Correct me if I'm talking nonsense here, please!
> Sort of :)
> All Pentium class CPUs are i686 compatible (with a very small number of
> exceptions). I have installed on a 128 MiB machine with a 200 Mhz PII
> using the alternate installer and run one app at a time. It was no more
> unpleasant than running Widows Vista on a 1.6Ghz Celeron and 1 GiB RAM
> (This not a joke!). The idea of setting the spec that low was to remind
> people what lightweight really means as some people think that anything
> less then a multi-core CPU is low spec. The app should ideally run OK
> using the basic VESA or fbdev video driver.
> > Though, I'm kinda loving you're idea Yorvyk!! Those apps could be
> > in LSC under "Lubuntu proposed" :)
> Forgot to mention that bit. After a bit of testing and a vote, it would
> be nice to have a 'Lubuntu Recommended' section or stamp in the LSC.
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Good idea, with the name changed. 'Lubuntu proposed' is too close to
'precise-proposed' (in Software Sources).
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