Installation Media and supportability of i386 in 18.04 LTS Re: Ubuntu Desktop on i386

Dale Amon amon at
Wed Jun 29 14:53:46 UTC 2016

> Let's also factor in flavors like Lubuntu that aim to use very minimal
> resources and that have the ability to run with ~ 300 MB of RAM on an
> i386 machine. While I understand modern applications are removing i386
> support, we have a nice application base for Lubuntu for both LXDE and
> LXQt that provides a minimal but yet functional desktop environment and
> we have people to maintain these applications.

That is probably a reasonable solution. I don't use these old machines
as GP computers and usually have just a command line login and the 
to do a remote xterm. A logger does not need (in fact counter-indicates)
a fancy graphic human interface. CLI is what matters.

In the case of the i386 VM's, it's a matter of qemu/kvm continuing their

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