Update of the minimum requierements

Will Partridge willp789 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 19:03:16 UTC 2013

Hey, I have a few VMs ready on standby, I'm going to take a few tests first
of all with 512MB, 1GB and 2GB RAM for starters and I'll take a few
screenshots of performance manager etc... I think we should also look into
the amount of video memory required aswell as this is another common
feature that old computers lack.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
<lyz at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> 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:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/xubuntu-website/+bug/1201841
> 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
> stand?
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