Update of the minimum requierements
richard.elkins at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 20:21:57 UTC 2013
Not to discourage you .....
Performance test plan?
* Individual tests
* What do you intend to hold constant and what will you vary?
* VM host machine environment E.g. hardware CPU/GPU/chip-sets, Linux
kernel video module, X-Windows video driver
* VM settings to be used (chipset, EFI, display, etc.)
On 11/15/2013 01:03 PM, Will Partridge wrote:
> 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 <mailto:lyz at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM, Bruno Benitez <gridcube at gmail.com
> <mailto: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
> > requirements. 
> > 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
> > 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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