Lubuntu and The VERY Old Machines :)
hawkins.mathew at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 23:09:33 UTC 2013
Good info Ali I never really realised this
On 3 Apr 2013 23:56, "Ali Linx (amjjawad)" <amjjawad at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought to start a new email/thread instead of replying Aere Greenway's
> email about his old machine.
> This is for everyone so that you guys can understand what is going on.
> First of all, I'm not a developer and not even close so I will explain as
> a Lubuntu User :)
> I know that starting from 12.04, people started to raise some concerns and
> sometimes, complaints.
> May I explain what is really going on?
> As you all know, Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a Linux
> Distribution after all that is using Linux Kernel.
> When Linus Torvalds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds) and
> probably his team release a new version of Linux Kernel, as you may know,
> with each newer version, new drivers, etc are being added but on the other
> hand, some are being removed.
> Why do we keep Lubuntu 10.04 on our Wiki Area and Servers so you can
> download it and using it? simply because the Kernel that is being used
> there does support some old hardware while the NEW version can not.
> Linux Kernel version 3.5 -
> This is not in our hands.
> So, assuming (for example) this Kernel will be with 13.04 or 13.10, we
> have nothing to do with the fact that this Kernel does not support this or
> that hardware.
> I hope this is clear.
> That is why, sometimes, two versions of Lubuntu become different
> sometimes. Like 12.04 and 11.10 when it comes to drivers, etc.
> Hope this will help for a better understanding :)
> Thank you so much for reading!
> *Best Regards,*
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