9 years ago
New > Considered
Why don't we use PAE by default?
blueXrider - the problem is that PAE seems to slow down the computer significantly (or at least it did when I wrote this - I now use 64-bit, so I don't know if that's still the case). And when the memory increase isn't significant, the user might want to be able to choose not to use the PAE kernel.
Well that is a problem if you don't know what a PAE kernel is.
Physical Address Extension is a technology which allows 32 bit operating systems to use up to 64 Gb of memory (RAM), something which is normally achieved by switching to a 64 bit system. PAE is supported on the majority of computers today and it is an easy procedure to enable it.
This is a good idea!
but I think..., if there are any PC newbies who don't even know how much memory does his/her machine have, they would probably be puzzled to select >4GB or not.
Aren't there any possibility like above?
Posted a tutorial in the meantime on how to replace the PAE kernel. I did it rather quickly, so please let me know if there is something I missed.
Nice idea, if the implementation of this could be done in such a way as to not confuse newcomers to Mint(simplified wording and no technical jargon),I think it would be be a real benefit.