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Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Posted: 28 Jun 2014 02:03
by jeffreyC
Less than a month ago I read that approx. 25% of computers are still using XP, about two and a half times as many as are running Windows 8 and 8.1

In the Windows deployment model the way to upgrade is to buy a new computer with the new Windows installed, the bloat expands as fast as or faster than the computer hardware capabilities.

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Posted: 28 Jun 2014 02:19
by Deleted User 2764
This is where Linux will (I hope) gain some ground. As Linux Desktops are developing and are more usable to the average user, I think that Linux already is a very good alternative. I'm still using Linux for a year and a half now. I know that whatever machine I end up using, I can rely on the ability to put Linux on it. And if I can't afford another computer, no problem. There's always a Linux that works on older machines. That's Linux's strong point. It doesn't actually force you to upgrade to different and costly hardware.

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Posted: 28 Jun 2014 04:13
by balloon
Let me participate in a talk. :P

Movement to install Linux in a PC of the preinstallation of present conditions Windows XP is big.
Light weight distribution for it still exists.
The model of the XP preinstallation has many 32bit CPU's. and it may not boot in testing.

The 32bit version of SolydX BE fits these PCs and is enacted in a factor to gain users more.

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Posted: 28 Jun 2014 05:10
by jeffreyC
balloon wrote:Let me participate in a talk. :P

Movement to install Linux in a PC of the preinstallation of present conditions Windows XP is big.
Light weight distribution for it still exists.
The model of the XP preinstallation has many 32bit CPU's. and it may not boot in testing.

The 32bit version of SolydX BE fits these PCs and is enacted in a factor to gain users more.
I don't know if I understand what you are saying, but there currently is no 32 bit SolydX BE.

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Posted: 28 Jun 2014 05:10
by jeffreyC
RavenLX wrote:Is it possible to create a SolydX BE 32-bit version out of a SolydX Home 32-bit by just changing the sources.list file to the BE repos? Would that work or break things? Reason I'm asking is because I'd like to have BE on my spare 32-bit laptop (I mentioned in another thread about bandwidth considerations and possible ISP move). I don't want to be hit with a several GB update if/when I need to pull that one out for something.
Probably should start with the 201304 release as it would most like be a small upgrade rather than a large downgrade and less prone to break.

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Posted: 28 Jun 2014 05:12
by balloon
jeffreyC wrote:but there currently is no 32 bit SolydX BE.
This is a request and feedback. ;)