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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Website] System requirements
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:06:11 GMT
On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:

> On 05/11/2014 FR web forum wrote:
>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/sys_reqs_aoo41.html
>> Should we update this page?
>> XP is end-of-life since april
>> "256 Mbytes RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)" seems to be outdated also
>>
>
> These are supposed to be the minimal system requirements. Sure, most
> people will run OpenOffice on a newer Windows version and with much more
> RAM than that (and the same for Linux: most users will run it on a much
> newer kernel).
>
> But if OpenOffice runs on Windows XP and with 256 MBytes of RAM then this
> should be the information listed there. no matter what the Microsoft policy
> is.
>
> I wonder though whether we should update the "recommended" RAM
> requirements. Have there been any reasons/assumptions in recent version
> that would justify a higher "recommended" value, like 1 GByte or more?
>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.


XP has reached end of life, but does this mean we should update this? If we
remove it and people are still using XP, then we'll get questions about it.
We might want to make a note about the "official" end of life on this OS,
however.

A value of at least 512M for RAM might be in order. Does this 256M imply
*free* memory as opposed to total?

In summary, maybe leave the Win XP, but clarify the RAM.

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