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