[TEAM] Clarifying the minimum requirements to install/try/run

Paul Sutton zleap at zleap.net
Fri Feb 10 09:05:56 UTC 2017

Not sure if it helps  I amrunning  xbuntu on a HP netbook -

CPU~Single core Intel Atom N455 (-HT-) speed/max~1333/1666 MHz
Kernel~4.4.0-59-generic i686 Up~2:37 Mem~490.1/988.2MB HDD~160.0GB(7.8%
used) Procs~177 Client~Shell inxi~2.2.35

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release:    16.04
Codename:    xenial

It works really well.  


On 02/02/17 13:08, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> Hello,
> since there weren't any major disagreements, I've went ahead and
> created a proposal for the new text in a pad at
>     http://pad.ubuntu.com/xubuntu-requirements-update
> – 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?
> Cheers,
> Pasi
> On 23/01/17 23:24, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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 [1] 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.
>> Cheers,
>> Pasi
>> [1] 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/
> Ubuntu member

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