more than 128 M needed for liveCD

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Tue Nov 7 18:01:52 UTC 2006

Answering to the selling point question: I said it's 'one of the selling
points' definitely not the main one.
I am aware dsl, puppy, zenwalk etc are better performers on any kind of
hardware as far as speed is concerned anyway.
But being an ubuntu for older machines is an important characteristic of
xubuntu. Even if you and I are using it not because
we have little memory  (512M here) and even if Xfce has made relatively
greater strides lately than gnome and kde it is still
not as friendly, and to tackle bug #1 users need to switch from windows.
This has become feasible for very polished distros like ubuntu
but I feel xubuntu is not there yet (we have no real kbd switcher yet, no
nice audio mixer, no samba, the printer ui is very new and untested etc.,
let alone wifi/bluetooth seemlessly working).
I see xubuntu as a sidekick to ubuntu in tackling bug #1 without meaning
xfce is less worthy than gnome/kde. These 3 projects have different
goals, and xfce has up until recently been very geek oriented.

This said we still have no idea what causes the memory use regression (if
any) and what the new requierements are. I'll try to get around testing
today on a real machine.

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