[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?

Giuseppe Ghibò ghibomgx at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 23:54:46 CEST 2010

2010/9/25 Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org>

Again, you are missing the point, these machines are not desktop PCs
> running a GUI, any modern Linux distro still runs perfectly fine with
> 64-128MB and 10-15 year old cpus when used for many headless purposes.

For instance? Apart DSL which distro can you start the installer with 64MB
memory only (use 1GB swap?)? Were you able to install the 2010.1?

> There is no reason to artificially block Mageia from running on these
> machines (and their are far more common than you think).

Common where? There are schools and universities are dismitting hardware
like with P4/2.4Ghz and 512MB RAM for whatever use (either server or
desktop). And even older hardware no-ROHS, which should be dismantled

> When planning a distro you need to think inclusion, not exclusion.
I'm not speaking about exclusion but about including or optimizing for arch
and hardware that NOBODY will use anymore, because can't.
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