Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Re: Change of scope and target market for i386

Hi Dmitri,

On 3 May 2017 at 18:01, Dimitri John Ledkov <[email protected]> wrote:
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NB! this is a mailing list for developers, and this is a _proposal_
that I want to discuss with the *buntu developers. There is no need to
OMG this, especially since this is a recurring discussion every single
development cycle for many years now...
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Here is my feedback and info about my experiences of installing and supporting lubuntu...

Your changes look interesting. I am the main part of a scheme to refurbish old computers and pass them on to people with mental health problems, their carers or children. I install Lubuntu on them as it provides a more familiar desktop environment. Some of the people I support have 32-bit systems, especially laptops. Given the age of the computers, being able to boot from a net install CD-R and install Lubuntu is invaluable. For systems that can boot from a USB flash drive, the hybrid Lubuntu iso is also invaluable.

A friend who also refurbishes computers for people told me he used Debian because the Lubuntu isos would not install on pre-586 systems. When giving info about the 32-bit isos, could you mention some of the x86 processors that are not suitable for the iso?

BW,


Ian

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