Making Studio work with more than one DE

Hartmut Noack zettberlin at
Wed May 22 22:37:57 UTC 2013

Am 22.05.2013 22:59, schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
> On Wed, 2013-05-22 at 21:29 +0200, Hartmut Noack wrote:
>> 8Gig RAM
> In a throw-away-society nearly every Microsoft and Apple fan has got
> such computers. 

I will not apologize for not having anachronistic hardware. RAM is
cheap, Computers are cheap, time is costly.

I did not throw away a computer in the last 10 years. And I wont for at
least another ten. I always found a way to make use of outdated gear and
further I use to buy the best gear I can afford because such gear lasts

> Linux and especially Ubuntu have got another philosophy.
> Computers with all that's needed for everybody, so much older gear must
> be supported too.
So that is the philosophy you read behind making a Desktop that depends
on 3d-accelleration. Interesting.

BTW: you may or may not have noticed, that I mentioned the other PC I
got here. It was not the cheapest on shelf also but I have it running
for about 6 years now with a new motherboard 4 years ago. The 3 Gig RAM
it has I could easily upgrade to 8 too but I am not that motivated for
it runs the same setup as my 8G Laptop nearly the same as good...
KDE4+Ardour+Guitarix that is. And I can play Minecraft on it with
1480x1280 resolution fullscreen *while* Ardour is started in the back.

Anyway *my* philosophy is, that a free operating system should offer the
means to tweak it to run on lesser hardware too but there is absolutely
no point in expecting an anachronistic Computer on the desk of a Linux
user. In fact I find that "philosophy" dubious: who says, that anyone,
who can afford a 1000E-Laptop will *not* be a Linux-user? Do you think,
that Linux is the system for the poor? Do you think, that Linux is the
system for the old PC, that cannot run Windows8?

Linux is all this in fact, but is that all? Should a OS for the modern
Desktop Computer not be comfortable and maybe even a bit fancy? The
difference between free software and MacOSX or Windows should be, that
it can be easily configured for many different use-cases and not, that
it comes as a rescue system for oldish hardware by default.

best regards



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