[xubuntu-users] xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 120, Issue 29

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sun Jan 22 17:23:02 UTC 2017

On 01/21/2017 11:20 PM, JMZ wrote:
> I agree Peter that even for people running ubuntu flavors on super-fast
> gamer boxes, it's good to try to economize on applications.  However,
> suggesting that new users use the command line interface (cli) as an
> economization measure might not often be wise.  Many people, especially
> "millennials", may never have seen a command prompt before. 

Very true, but I think no reason not to give them the opportunity to learn.

> As in ham radio morse, 73 SK CL (out of this discussion for good)


> This is why I'd say it's better for a new ubuntu user to over-equip
> their systems with RAM.

On 01/22/2017 08:09 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> Choosing Linux as a replacement for another OS is usually a bad
> idea. The advantage of Linux is the command line interface.

*One* advantage (among many), not the sole advantage.

> It's wise to recommend novices to become familiar with CLI as soon as
> possible.


On 01/21/2017 11:20 PM, JMZ wrote:
>> I always over-equip my systems with RAM

On 01/22/2017 08:09 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Another bad recommendation. [snip good words about cost] Apart from
> this it does cause a lot of computer waste and wastage of rare earths
> to over-equip the computer, while it gains absolutely nothing to use
> an over-equip computer.

The reason I might over-equip a system with RAM is to prevent my being
unable to do so later if the technology changes and that particular type
of memory becomes unavailable; or (with a laptop, for example) because
the cost of adding it later is unreasonably high.

640TB is enough for anyone :-)



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