Devin BARTON

I am an avid Linux lover and open source enthusiast. I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge. Apart from Linux, I love classic detective mysteries.

8 thoughts on “Run Ubuntu With Less Than 4Gb Ram?

  • July 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    Define "run Ubuntu". The only thing that I do with Ubuntu is help others install it or educate them on it, I personally run Gentoo Linux as my main OS.

    I can tell you that during the pandemic lock down, a couple of kids in my street were without laptops and I handed out a couple of old dual core Lenovo Thinkpad T61 laptops to them with only 4GB RAM, I installed Ubuntu for them and it seemed to run fine when I was testing it straight after installation.

    But if you need a lighter build, then what stops you installing XFCE or LXDE instead with Xubuntu or Lubuntu?

    There are other options if you need them and, in Linux terms, 4GB RAM is really no great stretch – though I guess it's good to hold it up against Windows and show what a bloated and crappy OS that is, which I fully support you doing.

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  • July 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    Always great to catch your videos brother , I'll be on with you soon my friend.

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  • July 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    I used Ubuntu Mate on an old laptop with 4gb of DDR3 RAM – worked great. Something to consider reviewing is the Fedora immutable Silverblue version of Linux. Some people might benefit from this for a younger child's computer or an older parent's PC. Not for everyone for sure. Good video.

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  • July 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    Modern versions of Linux operating systems generally require 4GB of RAM unless its a light version of an OS. Like, I wouldn't even think of running POP OS with less then 4GB of RAM. And I can tell you right now, you won't be gaming at 4GB of RAM lol. Basically, general gaming requires between 6GB to 8GB of ram, and hardcore intense gaming requires 16GB of RAM. In regards to production work, working with 1080P or lower resolution footage, you can do fairly comfortably with 8GB to 12GB of RAM. But if your going to be working with 4K, you need 16GB of RAM minimum, but 24GB of RAM recommended.

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  • July 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    Hi TOS! In the words of Maxwell Smart, Agent 86: "Missed it by that much!" Catch you soon mate. Stay safe.

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  • July 22, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    I have used Ubuntu with only 2 GB ram and a HDD.

    It's ok

    But I prefer my current system.

    I have Lubuntu here to install on my lower spec. machine

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