update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 21:08:05 UTC 2016

On 1 January 2016 at 16:33, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> even the average home user probably does
> regularly:
> - image processing
> - video processing
> - sound processing
> - running lots of stuff at once

Er, no. Not even remotely. Not even a tiny little bit.

Why not? Because I absolutely do not believe that these are "ordinary"
things that "the average home user" does.

Running a local email client isn't even something ordinary these days
-- more and more people are on webmail of some form.

Consider the success of Chromebooks.

The main use for a computer today is browsing the web. That covers
email, chat, basic-level picture editing and much more these days.

So, whereas having >8GB of RAM may well help somewhat with high-end
high-res image or sound work, say, and I'm sure helps with multiple
VMs and video editing, I contend that those are *not* things ordinary
people do.

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