Updating minimum requirements

Eero Tamminen oak at helsinkinet.fi
Sat May 2 13:07:00 UTC 2020


On 5/1/20 6:03 AM, Yousuf Philips 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 USD
> 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.

Why mention anything about 18.04 or older, now that 20.04 is out?

(It's better to specify how user can find whether his/her machine is 
supported, than to use cryptic PAE abbreviation.)

	- Eero

> 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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