Fedora Irresponsibly Lowers Memory Requirement To 512MB

Posted by lordpenguin on May 27, 2012 8:22 PM EDT
www.thepowerbase.com; By Dean Howell
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Fedora 17 now officially sets it’s memory requirement for installation to 512MB. Before Fedora 17, the requirements and been a similarly unrealistic 768MB. A standard desktop installation with Gnome 3 in tow will not be able to perform realistically for any user. Of course Fedora is good for a great many configurations, including different desktop environments and server configurations, but allowing the average user to complete an installation in the standard desktop configuration at such a low bar, seems like a strange move.

Fedora 17 now officially sets it’s memory requirement for installation to 512MB. Before Fedora 17, the requirements and been a similarly unrealistic 768MB. A standard desktop installation with Gnome 3 in tow will not be able to perform realistically for any user. Of course Fedora is good for a great many configurations, including different desktop environments and server configurations, but allowing the average user to complete an installation in the standard desktop configuration at such a low bar, seems like a strange move.

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You can't run Fedora with 512 MB RAM? Steven_Rosenber 9 1,002 May 31, 2012 3:27 PM
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