Lubuntu System Requirement

Barry Titterton titterton.barry at
Thu Apr 4 14:33:53 UTC 2013

On 04/04/13 11:32, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Yeah, I know but that would be changed, hopefully soon as we are 
> trying to re-design and re-write our Wiki Area but of course not the 
> whole thing, only the areas that need changes and this is one of them. 
> Because 700MB is NOT the minimum requirement for Lubuntu. The one who 
> edited that was trying to put that in a range.
> For me, in order not to be so extreme, I would say 512MB but if truth 
> to be told, Lubuntu CAN be installed and it will work on less. 
> However, performance will vary.
> No my friend, it is not about being guru or not. I'm no expert but I 
> have done tons of tests in the past because I like to do everything 
> myself to understand better.
> We are all learning here after all. NO one is expert IMHO :D
> I learn from you, you learn from me, we both learn from others, etc.
> I'm sure you have seen my other email about the Kernel and Linux. The 
> system requirements will be changed according to the Kernel used on a 
> specific release. For example, the system requirement for Lubuntu 
> 10.04 is not the same as 12.04 :)
> Thank you!
Hi Ali,

My experience of Lubuntu is on a friend’s Toshiba with 256Mb RAM. The 
machine ran OK except for Chrome which repeatedly crashed while 
complaining of a lack of available memory. I therefore invested £10 in 
another 512 of memory. The machine is now very fast and Chrome is much 

Barry T

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