[Lubuntu-qa] Minimum and recommended RAM to install Lubuntu Trusty

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 19:30:39 UTC 2014


A shorter alternative for the Lubuntu Wiki page paragraph 'System
Requirements'. This assumes that more information is easily available at
a sub-page 'Advanced methods' (or a similar name, that should keep the
beginners away).

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System Requirements

Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for
all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule
of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old.


Memory (RAM)

For advanced internet services like Google+, Youtube, Google Docs and
Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB RAM.

For local programs like Libre Office and simple browsing habits, your
computer needs at least 512 MB RAM.


Processor (CPU)

The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8.
Older processors are too slow and AMD K7 has problems with flash video.


Graphics chip / card

Nvidia, AMD/ATI/Radeon and Intel work out of the box, or the system can
be tweaked to work fairly easily. You can get help at the Ubuntu Forums.
With such graphics, or if you don't know, try Lubuntu 14.04 LTS.


Installer

The desktop installer works in most cases. If you have problems, for
example with the graphics, try the alternate installer.


Advanced methods

If you have an older or less powerful system, and you are ready for
advanced methods, read the tips at this page.
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(Suggestions for the wiki page 'Advanced methods' is not written yet)


Best regards
Nio

2014-03-27 16:51, Nio Wiklund skrev:
> Based on the feedback from several of you, I suggest the following text
> for the Lubuntu Wiki page paragraph 'System Requirements'
> 
> -----
> text for the Lubuntu wiki page for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
> 
> 
> System Requirements
> 
> Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for
> all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule
> of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old.
> 
> 
> Memory (RAM)
> 
> If you plan to use advanced internet services like Google+, Youtube,
> Google Docs and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB RAM, but
> 2 GB RAM makes the computer work better.
> 
> If you plan to use local programs like Libre Office (for word
> processing,spreadsheet calculations and presentations) and Thunderbird
> for email, and seldom browse to web pages with a lot of graphics and
> animations, your computer needs 512 MB RAM, but 768 MB or 1 GB RAM makes
> it work significantly better.
> 
> 
> Processor (CPU)
> 
> The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8.
> Older processors are too slow and AMD K7 has problems with flash video.
> 
> VIA C7 might run with Xubuntu 12.04 LTS or Bento, Bodhi, LXLE.
> 
> 
> Graphics chip / card
> 
> Nvidia, AMD/ATI/Radeon and Intel work out of the box, or the system can
> be tweaked to work fairly easily. You can get help at the Ubuntu Forums.
> With such graphics, or if you don't know, try Lubuntu 14.04 LTS.
> 
> SIS grahics should be run with flavours or re-spins of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,
> for example Bento, Bodhi, LXLE.
> 
> 
> Installer
> 
> The desktop installer works in most cases. If you have problems, for
> example with the graphics, try the alternate installer.
> 
> 
> Advanced methods
> 
> If you have an older or less powerful system, and you are ready for
> advanced methods, read the tips at this page.
> -----
> (Suggestions for the wiki page 'Advanced methods' is not written yet)
> 
> 
> Best regards
> Nio
> 




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