I don’t think it’s a good idea to include 8 GB models due to the following scenario:
- User sees 8 GB model recommended on the list.
- User, not yet understanding the significance of memory to running Qubes, purchases 8 GB model.
- User runs into OOM problems.
- User posts about problems on forum.
- People reply, “It’s because you don’t have enough RAM.”
- User asks, “Can I add more?”
- People reply, “No. You should’ve gotten a model that supports more.”
- User now feels cheated, like there was a bait-and-switch. “Why did you recommend this model when you knew it wasn’t going to work well?”
Now, someone might say, “You can still list the 8 GB models. Just make sure to add a warning.” But how is a prospective user supposed to really understand the meaning and significance of this warning without ever having used Qubes? Most users don’t really know how many qubes they want to run simultaneously until having established some kind of workflow.