[TEAM] Clarifying the minimum requirements to install/try/run
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Thu Feb 2 13:08:10 UTC 2017
since there weren't any major disagreements, I've went ahead and created
a proposal for the new text in a pad at
– Please note that the above suggestion INTENTIONALLYdoes not take the
potential bumping up the minimum memory requirement into account.
– This suggestion also does not mention Xubuntu core/base, but we should
definitely do that once it goes official.
– The recommended system requirements wording should be kept the same.
Any comments, or shall I take this live?
On 23/01/17 23:24, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> based on a discussion that happened a while ago, and after checking if
> the council was OK with the general direction, I want to start a
> discussion on the minimum system requirements – and changing them to
> suit our needs better.
> Currently, our website  says the following:
> To *install* or *try Xubuntu* within the Desktop/Live DVD, you
> need *256 MB* of memory, if you are using the /Minimal CD/, which
> uses the non-graphical Debian Installer and downloads packages as
> you install, you need 128 MB of memory.
> *Once installed*, you should have at least *512 MB* of memory.
> There are several things I'm proposing to change here. First, the
> minimum requirements for installing or trying Xubuntu should match the
> minimum requirements of actually using Xubuntu. There are (at least)
> three reasons to do this:
> – It's very unlikely that somebody will install/try Xubuntu with less
> memory than they'll have after they have installed the system
> – The experience the user will get when trying Xubuntu with 256MB
> memory will not be ideal, or even close
> – To avoid confusion; we don't want to let people think there is even
> a slim chance that 256MB is enough
> Another thing I want to propose is the removal of the mention to the
> minimal CD. Again, there are a few main reasons for this:
> – While the minimal CD can be helpful for some, it isn't Xubuntu
> – Installing the Xubuntu desktop from the minimal CD will still
> require a minimum of 512MB to run at least somewhat smoothly; we want
> to avoid confusion and not make people think they can run Xubuntu with
> as little as 128MB memory
> As you can see from the argumentation above, the main target is to
> clarify the minimum requirements and avoid any confusion.
> If anybody has anything against the proposed above, please reply to
> this mail within a week with argumentation. If no objections are made,
> I will start the process to change this information on the website.
> Another question that is related, but out of the scope of this exact
> discussion is if we should make the minimum required amount of RAM
> higher than it is now. If people have ideas about this, feel free to
> share them on this mailing list – but please start another thread.
>  http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/requirements/
> Pasi Lallinaho (knome) › http://open.knome.fi/
> Xubuntu Website Lead & Council member › http://xubuntu.org/
> Shimmer Project co-founder › http://shimmerproject.org/
> Ubuntu member
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) › http://open.knome.fi/
Xubuntu Website Lead & Council member › http://xubuntu.org/
Shimmer Project co-founder › http://shimmerproject.org/
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