Updating minimum requirements

Yousuf Philips ypharis at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 20:04:55 UTC 2020

Hi Team,

Today I asked the community about the oldest PCs they are running Xubuntu
on, and the results can be seen at the links below.

Here are some of the lowest specs pulled from the links above.
Intel Celeron 462 Mhz, 512MB RAM, Came with Windows 98
Intel Celeron M 900 MHz, 1GB RAM, Came with Asus Linux
Intel Atom N270, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Came with Windows XP Home

We can also utilize minimum requirements from other distros as a guide,
like Linux Mint, Linux Lite and Drauger OS
Pentium M 1.0GHz, 1GB RAM, 8GB HDD -
1Ghz CPU, 786MB RAM, 8GB HDD -
x86 Processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB HDD -

I did a test with Xubuntu 18.04.3 installed in a VM with 1 CPU Core, 512MB
RAM, 20GB HDD and 1GB Swap and it seemed to run fine for basic tasks,
though it a single core of a Intel i5 Gen 4 @ 3.6GHz.

Looking at these details, maybe we dont need to modify the minimum specs,
but likely we should mention a minimum and recommended processor.

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 6:49 PM Yousuf Philips <ypharis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Team,
> I believe that we need to update the minimum requirements page with new
> minimum and recommended memory and hard disk space.
> https://xubuntu.org/requirements/
> Regards,
> Yousuf
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