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Re: [opensuse] Stability - 11.1 vs 11.2
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:41:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <AANLkTimMfsNVqbL9uA8Kq8zNbJLTZWtrRqQ28B4VnYdc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:32, Sven Burmeister wrote:
One of the strong points of Linux was that it could be used on older
hardware, extending the life of those machines. You are negating that
goal.

Nope. First of all, KDE != Linux. Second, KDE4 works on older hardware. But
you have to draw a line if you need to focus, i.e. if manpower is restricted.
Thus most people create things that fit current needs not those from 10 years
ago. So if you want a DE that works on very old hardware, get one that aims at
that, KDE4 does not.

Exactly. If you're running openSUSE 11.2 on low spec or older
hardware you don't choose the fanciest highest hardware demand desktop
and then complain about it. You match the DE to the hardware. I run
XFCE on a low spec machine... works just fine.... latest kernels are
no problem and the DE matches the hardware nicely. Running KDE4 on
this same machine, while possible, is an exercise in frustration...
same with the latest Gnome... those DEs are too much for the hardware.
XFCE is a nice match. So.. old machines and old hardware can run the
latest Linux just fine... as long as you think a little and match the
DE with the hardware.


C.
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