Dropping pre-i686 from the archive

Marco Cabizza mc at newglobal.it
Wed Jan 11 19:18:22 GMT 2006

On jue, 2006-01-12 at 02:59 +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> No-one suggests that old pentiums with 32 or 64 MB RAM can run GNOME well
> - it's worth pointing out though, that until recently one of my machines
> was a P200 MMX 64MB RAM running Breezy with fluxbox quite successfully
> using light apps like emelfm, sylpheed and abiword etc It even played
> music well using either cplay or alsaplayer, and the Gimp was usable for
> simple image manipulations. It's a question of knowing what to use and how
> to set it up, that's all.

Yeah, that's what I was talking about. Maybe totally dropping pre-i686
support is not the best idea but, well, I did lots of hacks like those
(using lightweight wm's and such) to make some OS working in some old
machine, but still. That's not the *default* ubuntu flavour, in my
opinion :)


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