was: Still no kmod for new nvidia- now: so Move On

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Fri Aug 13 15:18:17 UTC 2010

Roger wrote:
> Yes, we have a problem with the financial model which includes buying 
> hardware
>> in hopes that it will be useful before it's obsolete. That means it works on day
>> one.
>> The one thing I can't accept is breaking support for systems which worked fine
>> on older releases. I don't want people running FC9 any more, but FC13 no longer
>> supports the hardware. By support I mean a default install will display a
>> graphical login screen a opposed to locking up so hard the battery must come out.
>> Several people point out that Win7 runs on these systems nicely. Daily. Loudly.
>> Insist on putting "Linux upgrade problems" on agendas. Those people, the MS fanbois.
> We are running ubuntu on fairly basic equipment, but I do agree, forget 
> Fedora past ver 11 for older equipment.
> With respect to cutting edge and the necessity thereof, much of the 
> world still uses neolithic windows versions. Fedora 10 and 11 are light 
> years ahead of those, is there any reason they too could not be 
> acceptable on low end systems?

The only issue is security. Capability isn't an issue.

> The questions could be, what apps 'need' to be run?

Clearly the latest versions of browsers and media players.

> Can you get away with openoffice, gimp, inkscape, audacity and so many 
> other early version apps.
> Do you need compatibility with late version apps?
> What are the fears/problems with running an OS that is only 1-2 years old?

Unfortunately the world is filled with evil. :-(

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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