While it is true that new hardware has more RAM, there are several scenarios in which a relatively-small amount of RAM is available.trevellyan wrote:For what it's worth, I also want to mention that I can't remember the last time I encountered a PC with less than 512MB of RAM.
Just to mention a few of such relevant cases:
_ testing / evaluating / repairing older systems;
_ refurbishing older systems (e.g. for donation);
_ testing UBCD in VMs (which means that less than half of the host's RAM is available).
In other words, new systems in 1st-world countries are not the only "typical use" of UBCD.
Independently, UBCD should always try to use as minimal resources as possible, perhaps with alternative (not default) options for taking advantage of more resources when they are available.