[Novalug] Older PCs get no respect!
jhart at kevla.org
Thu Apr 12 09:51:05 EDT 2007
> I am bummed that my laptop from 2000 can't install Ubuntu 5.x. It just
> hangs. I haven't spent the time to figure out what is wrong though.
> However, I was able to install it on a 2000/2001 iBook w/o an issue
> and upgrade to the latest.
> It is a bummer that Linux is suffering from bloat these days also. I
> will need to look at puppy or similar. Sometimes all I want is X,
> browser and email...
> Maybe it is time to start my own distro (harkens back to the day when
> everyone had their own distro).
gregnux... yeah, I think I like this name...
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 01:11:08AM -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 12:40:16AM -0400, Maxwell Spangler wrote:
>> > On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Alan McConnell wrote:
>> > > Right! and this tendency is _wrong_. IMHO. I have tried
>> > > Ubuntu on my home machine, which isn't especially antique,
>> > > about five years old, and the disk couldn't find my mouse!
>> > > which is a perfectly good COM 1(excuse me! /dev/ttyS0 <G>)
>> > > trackball.
>> > > How are we going to Save the Earth(TM) if our favorite OS doesn't
>> > > run on older, less favored, machines???
>> > If you can't be bothered to upgrade your hardware, why are you bothering to
>> > upgrade your software?
>> Uncle Max, what are you talking about? the point is: why the
>> necessity to replace perfectly good hardware?
>> > You would have plenty of sympathy from us if your hardware
>> > worked fine but the software 'expired' and decided to stop
>> > working forcing you to upgrade and move on but that's not the
>> > case.
>> Excuse me. That's exactly the case. And I'm not asking for
>> "sympathy" -- whatever that might represent -- I'm asking that
>> Linux people work to prevent the throwing away of perfectly
>> good machines. Which mine is.
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