Update of the minimum requierements

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 15 18:56:13 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM, Bruno Benitez <gridcube at gmail.com> wrote:
> As technological boundaries move on, and as newer hardware and software make
> their presences felt, perhaps it is time to take a look at our hardware
> requirements. [1]
> Many users move to Xubuntu from older computers to try to "revitalize" them.
> While the system will work, and they will be able to use the programs that
> we ship in our default installation, it is possible that a computer with
> only the minimum requirements will not provide the type of experience we
> would wish to show the world.
> As Xubuntu is not exclusively targeted toward older systems, we believe that
> it is important to warn our prospective users about this issue.
> We know that many of you deploy Xubuntu on a  regular basis, so we're asking
> you to tell us what you consider to be a realistic Minimum and Recommended
> setup.
> Specifically we would like to know how much RAM and Hard Disk space you
> would recommend to a new user if you were going to install Xubuntu for them.
> Could they still work with the stated minimum of 512MB of RAM and 4.4Gb of
> hard disk space for a desktop install?

Thanks for bringing this up again, Ali did some tests back in July,
the current bug report on the issue is here:


It would be great if we could get some more tests run against both
12.04 and 13.10 to determine where we stand today and make updates
accordingly. Is anyone able to spin up some VMs to determine where we

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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