XXI century and still using 386 packages...
nuakosta at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 15:45:20 CST 2005
All Ubuntu packages (except 686 kernels) have i386 in the deb name, don't they?
On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 15:19:15 -0600, Jerry Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net> wrote:
> So, where are you getting this information that it is 386 compiled?
> On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 20:09 +0100, Alberto Núñez wrote:
> > I suppose I'm not the first that comment this...
> > We are in 2005, with new technologies and amazingly fast systems...
> > and we are using prehistoric system aimed packages. How many people
> > does use a 386 desktop computer? How many people use a 486 desktop
> > computer? Even Pentiums, nobody surf internet today with a pentium
> > (well, someone...)
> > We have Ubuntu, a desktop oriented distribution with Gnome2. Do you
> > think gnome2 can run on a 386 system, or a 486 system, or a 586? Yes,
> > but so crappy and slow that you would prefer buying a new computer. I
> > had a Pentium MMX machine and it ran the gnome desktop as fast as a
> > turtle. Better not talking about OpenOffice...
> > I accept and understand that debian uses 386 packages, because it's
> > oriented to be installed in servers, and all kinds of machines, even
> > that old computer you have in your home. But, who is going to try to
> > install Ubuntu on such computers? The minimal system where ubuntu runs
> > smoothly if you want to use it as a desktop is a Pentium2. Even a
> > Pentium3. And, I think that if you want to install a linux server you
> > do not choose ubuntu, you choose debian. Ubuntu's target is desktop
> > computers, and so, it should be at least 686 compiled. Using 386 is
> > wasting today's machines.
> > What do you think about that? I know you are going to tell me that
> > it's 386 because everybody has the right to use an Ubuntu system, but
> > yes, those people with that old hardware are be capable of installing
> > ubuntu, but not to use it.
> > Greetings from Spain.
> Jerry Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net>
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