can not connect bluetooth earphone - comment on memory requirements

Aere Greenway Aere at
Tue Dec 17 17:12:19 UTC 2013

On 12/17/2013 09:27 AM, Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:
> Anyway, I choose between Lubuntu 13.04 and 12.04.  On this Asus the 
> former is a lot more practical, only 1 gig memory.
Gary, and All:

The above may only be an indication of the different way I use my 
Lubuntu systems.  My experience does differ from the above.

The way I use them, 1 gigabyte of RAM (on 32-bit architecture systems) 
has always been plenty, and I don't feel 'cramped' in limited memory at 

With 512 megabytes of RAM (again, on 32-bit architecture), I do have to 
limit some of the things I would otherwise do, so I am feeling 'a little 
cramped' in that limited memory space.

With 384 megabytes of RAM (32-bit architecture), I really have to limit 
what I do, and on 256 megabytes of RAM, I can barely get by, and can't 
use some things I really like to use.

On all of my systems, I do MIDI music, and run Java applications.

I recently installed Lubuntu 13.10 on a 256 megabyte RAM system, and it 
seemed to be okay for reasonable use.  I didn't do a lot of testing on 
it, though.

I have declared my minimum system requirements (for my application) to 
be 512 megabytes RAM, and 800 megahertz processor speed (on 32-bit 

I regularly load 32-bit architecture systems into 64-bit architecture 
machines, and they run fine.  But you can't in some such cases, access 
all of the RAM, though you don't need to, because 32-bit architecture 
programs need less memory.  I can explain why they need less memory, if 
anyone is interested.

I do run 64-bit architecture Ubuntu systems on my more-capable 64-bit 
machines, as I have to test in those environments as well.


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