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Re: gwenview - Re: Orphaning packages



On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 14:53 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> > Not on netbooks it isn't! I'd have to buy a new machine to get bigger
> > than the 4 G ssd I currently have.
> 
> Doesn't that thing even have a cardreader slot or something like that? Then 
> IMHO you made a really bad buying decision... But then again I just hate 
> netbooks altogether, as they reintroduced 32-bit-only machines at a time 
> where computing had finally just about completed its migration to 64-bit-
> capable CPUs throughout and as things like screen "resolution" (pixel count, 
> really), RAM size, storage size etc. are reminiscent of computers from times 
> long past. And when it comes to portability, they can't compete with my 
> TI-89. ;-)

There are other situations in which disk space is not free. I run
multiple virtual machines on a box which only has an 80GB hard disk, so
I only give each machine 5-10GB of disk space. Sure, I could go out and
buy a 500GB hard disk for it for 'only' $60, but that's still $60 I'd
rather keep in my pocket and an hour of drive installing and imaging I'd
rather avoid. And there's no legitimate reason for me to have to do that
when there's no reason a basic operating system installation should be
anywhere north of 1GB.

Frankly, developers with the attitude you're showing here are the reason
we all have to go out and buy new hardware every three years, and it's a
pain in the ass. Just because 'most people' have more than minimal
resources doesn't constitute a license to stop caring about good
practice.

My netbook has a 1.6GHz CPU, 120GB of hard disk space, and 2GB of RAM;
if you consider any of that to be only appropriate for computers from
'times long past' and not worth supporting, well, geesh.

-- 
Adam Williamson
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