128MB notes

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sat Mar 24 02:09:44 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> our 10.04 stable beta was the last 128MB. We simply do not have enough dev
> people to keep 10.04 fully updated. We do really wish that we could have
> some one to back port things to 10.04, but we do not have that person.

That's life!

> Lubuntu 12.04 is going to ask for a little more, but we also have brought in
> -core and -minimal for 12.04 to stay resolute to our goals. Reverting back
> to non-pae kernel by default etc. does keep our mission alive. For 12.04,
> please do give us time.

Do you have specific memory requirement / performance goals?  Something
like "Lubuntu should boot in X seconds on machine Y with Z MB of RAM"?

I'm chuffed that Lubuntu 12.04 was able to get as far as it did on my
128MB box -
I was actually able to use chromium to authenticate to my neighborhood
wifi (after one restart, and about 20 minutes!).
- Dan

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