[Ubuntu Oregon] Salem Ubuntu Hour 6/27

James Bradley jim at oregoncanoesport.com
Fri Jun 29 23:44:34 UTC 2012

This article discusses playing audio files from the command line:


On 06/29/2012 04:23 PM, David Duncan wrote:
> http://www.buycomputermemory.com/mc/result.asp?MnfId=77&MsClsID=101&MsClsName=Laptops&ModelID=3330000174&ModelName=VAIO%20PCG-993L
> "Sony VAIO PCG-993L Memory Upgrade Specifications
> The Sony VAIO PCG-993L takes the PC133 SDRAM SODIMM 144pin memory. RAM
> Type, and comes installed with 128 MB (Removable ) of RAM. You can
> upgrade your Sony VAIO PCG-993L to up to a maximum of 512MB Memory
> RAM, the system has 2 Sockets to install memory, already with 128 MB
> (Removable ) standard memory installed. For best system performance
> use the maximum amount of allowed RAM per slot for your system. "
>  Can you think of a use case for a no-GUI laptop? For KMUZ, I was
> hoping to make a audacity audio-capture/editing system, or maybe a web
> browser station for research, but the absolute least demanding but
> useful thing that might be possible w/o GUI would be a dedicated audio
> player, like plug a FAT thumbdrive in and play mp3s off a menu. Any of
> those seem possible?
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM, James Bradley <jim at oregoncanoesport.com> wrote:
>> The last time I remember a GUI desktop being supported for 256 MB
>> machines was Dapper Drake, 6.06. By 8.04, anyway, a desktop was
>> indicated to require 512 MB.
>> Of course, if you don't run a GUI, you're home free. You can install and
>> run the server edition, with its command line interface, on as little as
>> 128 MB. And you wondered why old timers call GUIs "bloated".
>> More info is to be found here:
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements/
>> On 06/29/2012 02:59 PM, David Duncan wrote:
>>> Model PCG-993L
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