upgrade from Lubuntu 12 LTS to Lubuntu 14 LTS on the extremely old desktop?

Herminio Hernandez, Jr. herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 23:37:23 UTC 2015


Fritz,

I would strongly encourage you getting down to the command line. It will
help you so much with Linux on PPC. I think once you get started you will
see that tasks like applying patches, building .deb files, even compiling a
kernel are not as daunting as they may sound. You will definitely feel that
you are more in control of your computing freedom.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
wrote:

> On 08/09/2015 04:37 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>
>> But, this JWM for PPC has been mentioned before, perhaps by the time you
>> have the time to do that, might be around when all support for 12.04 is
>> dropped . . . .  It's "hard" to work with a 450 MHz processor these days.
>>
> Fritz:
>
> I know (thanks to your reporting) that PPC support (or lack of such) is
> its own 'bag of worms', unfortunately.  I am impressed with your dogged
> determination in trying to solve the many problems strewn in your path.
>
> But at least in the Intel world, I have a 450 megahertz HP Vectra test
> machine, and it works with Lubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and now (more recently)
> with Lubuntu 15.04 (15.04 tested-out better than 14.10).
>
> It runs my MIDI music tests, including running Qsynth, Qjactctl,
> Rosegarden, and Java.  It played a demanding MIDI sequence without a single
> under-run error in qjackctl being reported.
>
> That being said, it is a slow machine, that I would not recommend to
> anyone.  Its best use is probably for me as a minimum-system test machine.
> But someone could use it, if they were motivated to.
>
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
>
>
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