Dropping pre-i686 from the archive

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jan 11 10:31:38 GMT 2006

On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:09:02 +0100
Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> > Personally, being able to run Ubuntu on low-end platforms seems worth more
> > to me.  µbuntu doesn't exist yet, and it's not clear to me that it would be
> > worthwhile to rebuild the entire archive for it.
> as the guy who gets asked nearly daily about the possibility to run
> pentium I and 486 systems as thin clients with edubuntu i very strongly
> oppose this step ... especially backwards compatibility to such lowend
> systems gains us a lot of users in poorer countries, please keep at
> least 586 comaptibility.

I strongly agree. Please remember those who can still make good use of old
hardware for thin clients - not to mention basic servers for less
demanding tasks.

Ubuntu should keep the perspective that it is for everyone, not just
people who can afford the luxury of powerful hardware.



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