Re: [opensuse] Stability - 11.1 vs 11.2
- From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 15:19:37 +0200
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On 2010-06-19 11:32, Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Samstag, 19. Juni 2010, 11:17:11 schrieb Carlos E. R.:
On 2010-06-19 10:52, Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Samstag, 19. Juni 2010, 10:22:57 schrieb Felix Miata:
On 2010/06/19 08:40 (GMT+0200) Sven Burmeister composed:
Felix Miata wrote:
Oh how many machines, at what CPU speeds, with how much RAM?
KDE4 runs fine on older machines as well, it runs fine on netbooks. And
btw the GPU or to be precise the graphics driver's capabilities are one
of the major factors on how KDE4 is perceived. And yes, todays software
is for recent hardware not oldtimers whose hardware is worse than a
mobile phone's from the present. Use old hardware with old software or
software that was meant to be for outdated hardware.
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
Nope. First of all, KDE != Linux.
I know. But I'm not focussing on kde only. You said "todays software is for recent
hardware", which is a generalization :-)
Not forgetting that often those old machines are donated; to charities,
poorer countries, etc.
So? KDE4 was never meant to run on an OLPC.
Then maintain KDE 3 ;-)
Same goes for cars, washing machines, whatever.
Starting to save today is always better than starting tomorrow because no
matter how long it takes to get back what you invested it will always be one
day earlier than if you started tomorrow.
And I won't get into details regarding security and comfort, handling of
cloths and thus less damage etc. Progress is not a bad thing and progress does
involve letting go of some things to gain others.
By all means, make new, better, hardware. But do not argue to replace existing, working hardware
with newer hardware for ecological reasons, because they don't hold. For example, the energy cost of
making the iron in the box is, I understand, way larger than the energy it will ever consume while
running. It starts with a foundry...
You can argue many reasons, but overall energy saving is not usually a valid one.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))
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