[TEAM] Modifying the minimum required RAM

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 00:49:39 UTC 2017

Do Canonical developers routinely benchmark xubuntu (and other flavors) 
against a Windows or Mac OSX version?  In other words, should the 
recommended xubuntu RAM size be sufficient to run programs at a speed 
similar to the memory-hungry programs on a Windows or Mac box (Office, 
Internet Exploder, etc.)?  For xubuntu, I'm thinking of the Firefox, 
Thunderbird, and LibreOffice triad in particular.  As flocculant wrote, 
1024 MB should be the very minimum.  I would say 2048 MB should be the 
minimum, but that would place xubuntu out of the reach of many computer 
users globally.


On 01/23/2017 06:29 PM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> What is comfortable is definitely subjective, but I think the minimum 
> system requirements should reflect an environment where you run one 
> resource-intensive application at a time at most. Or in other words, 
> you shouldn't expect to be able to edit high quality video and watch 
> another at the same time smoothly with the minimum requirements. 
> However, you should be able to be somwhat productive with your work 
> with those resources.
> Cheers,
> Pasi

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