Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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RE[3]: WTF?!?
by nt_jerkface on Sun 16th Jan 2011 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?!?"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Ignorant of what? Do you realize how cheap old hardware goes for on ebay? I found a replacement pentium-m cpu for a laptop from 2005 for 5 dollars + 2 for shipping.

256mb does not cut it anymore, have a look at how much a modern browser uses with just a couple tabs open.

Modern operating systems should require at least 512mb for installation.

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RE[4]: WTF?!?
by Valhalla on Sun 16th Jan 2011 10:16 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF?!?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24


Modern operating systems should require at least 512mb for installation.

Should, why? Actually I think the less RAM an operating system uses the better (while obviously providing necessary functionality), since that leaves more RAM for applications, which actually IS the reason I launch an operating system in the first place.

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RE[5]: WTF?!?
by vivainio on Sun 16th Jan 2011 12:10 in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?!?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Should, why? Actually I think the less RAM an operating system uses the better (while obviously providing necessary functionality), since that leaves more RAM for applications, which actually IS the reason I launch an operating system in the first place.


If you care about performance, you buy adequate hardware, or make appropriate software selection (like using something apart from Ubuntu). You don't complain to people that write software and give it to you for free.

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RE[5]: WTF?!?
by nt_jerkface on Sun 16th Jan 2011 18:00 in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?!?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Should, why?


Because the browser alone can take up 256mb. Any OS with a desktop and browser should require at least 512mb.

Minimal standards should be set to ensure a consistent user experience.

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