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customcovers 12-19-2007 09:22 AM

Basic Configuration
 
Hi,
I would like to work upon linux plateform.

Please suggest me what is the basic configuration of linux computer for home use.

Thanks

smbell100 12-19-2007 05:41 PM

I was running Mandriva 2005 on a Pentium 75 with 64 Meg and a 10G hard drive.

For a more recent distribution, I would suggest a minimum of 200 MHz, 128 Meg, 10G and CD/DVD. I have these at home working fine, just to play with networking etc.

Have fun


Steve

ahale1987 12-20-2007 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by customcovers (Post 2995805)
Hi,
I would like to work upon linux plateform.

Please suggest me what is the basic configuration of linux computer for home use.

Thanks

Linux doesn't need much, but if you've got recent and good hardware, you'll notice a speed increase from Windows XP, and especially Vista. I personally have a 900mhz PIII/Celeron with 256mb ram chugging along just fine as a light duty web server, running a barebones, install of Debian. I've had it running Ubuntu 7.04 with a "full-bloat" install and it was useable, but noticeably slow. I'm sure you'll want a GUI, right? if so, then you'll need some beefier specs than what the previous poster put down. 200MHz? Most computers you'll find cheap or free are better than that, but don't try installing Linux unless you have at least 32mb of ram. Most recent distros won't even install with less than that. For decent speed however, I suggest 256mb RAM and a decent (by old computer standards) CPU.

smbell100 12-20-2007 05:06 PM

I'd agree with ahale1987 to a large extent. It depends upon what you want to do with the machine.

Extensive graphics or video work require a lot of processor power / memory / hard drive space. Watching video can be done with a 1GHz machine or smaller. Basic tasks don't even require this much.

Turning off the eye candy, I found a 200MHz machine usable for word processing etc, if a little slow occasionally.

Just check that any hardware you are getting is supported by Linux. There is some out there that is obscure and unsupported, or flaky.

jtshaw 12-20-2007 08:23 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.


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