if you have less than 3 G RAM. pae does not normally have any effect for 32-bit processors with less than 3 G RAM, but kicks in when attempting to address more than 3.125 G RAM.
this system only has 2Gb ram, & doesn't support PAE.
So, since I actually prefer the Mint main edition, - & therefore I am locked out from using anything higher than LM 13
one of the reasons for using Mint, is that the Mint Team, reverses & sometimes even removes things that are made upstream . . .
eg:- Control_Alt_backspace - which is used to force a X restart, when your system locks up.
The other way, around this, would be to install a non-pae kernel & remove the pae kernel & then remaster Mint 14
a convoluted process, indeed . . .
Even though the Ubuntu sales team may like this idea & think that it can effectively shut out a chunk of users, from any future releases
- can Mint afford to do the same?.
- there is still a lot of users, out there, with 32bit h/w, that will move away from Mint, if they, like me, cannot use a Mint version higher than Mint 13 . . . .