Updating minimum requirements

Sean Davis sean at bluesabre.org
Thu Apr 30 21:39:33 UTC 2020

It should be noted that Xubuntu 20.04 and newer doesn't support 
32-bit/i386. So we might be able to utilize or reference this, or 
otherwise somehow make that clear:



On 4/30/20 4:04 PM, Yousuf Philips wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.facebook.com/xubuntuusers/posts/2791757004206522
> https://twitter.com/Xubuntu/status/1255768852715180033
> 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 - 
> https://ubuntu-mate.org/about/requirements/
> 1Ghz CPU, 786MB RAM, 8GB HDD - 
> https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php#requirements
> x86 Processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB HDD - 
> https://peppermintos.com/guide/downloading/
> 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 
> <mailto: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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