Posted by: Anonymous
on September 29, 2008 11:32 PM
It can run fine with 512MB RAM. The reviewer is just stating the hardware on which he tested GNOME 2.24. This disclosure is a subtle warning that a different hardware configuration might run it differently. In other words, the reviewer cannot speak for your hardware configuration because he does not have your hardware configuration.
Reviewers only use what they already have and often lack older systems on which they can test.