Updating minimum requirements

Eric Curtin ericcurtin17 at gmail.com
Fri May 1 10:26:21 UTC 2020

The only feedback I would have is maybe it is worth specifying the
architecture that is required.

So maybe it could say an x86-64 processor.

When I see the first sentence immediately think, oh cool, maybe I can
get it running on my Raspberry Pi 3 (it has a 64-bit ARM chip, fedora
and opensuse 64-bit run on it at least). Can it run on a PowerPC
64-bit mac? etc.

But from the mention of PAE and the lack of an .iso maybe it's not
possible on a rpi3 without some effort. It's not 100% obvious from the

By the way if you haven't noticed I'd definitely be interested in a
rpi3 xubuntu 20.04 disk image or .iso :)

I use my rpi3 to test stuff on aarch64 architecture all the time.

On 01/05/2020, Yousuf Philips <ypharis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is my suggestion for how the minimum section should look.
> To *install* and *use Xubuntu* 20.04 or higher, you need a 64-bit processor
> with at least *512 MB of memory*. You can also *try Xubuntu* within athe
> or DesktopDVD with the same amount of memory. Keep in mind that running the
> system from a USB or DVD will be slower than an installed system.
> When you install Xubuntu from the Desktop DVD, you need about 87.5 GB of
> free space on your hard disk.
> *Your processor* needs to *support PAE* in order to run Xubuntu 18.04 or
> lower.
> On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 1:40 AM Sean Davis <sean at bluesabre.org> wrote:
>> 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:
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64
>> Thanks!
>> 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> 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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