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Old 07-28-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Kubuntu System Requirements?


Hey Guys,

I am downloading Kubuntu right now, and I was wondering what the System Requirements were. I am almost certain that it will work on my Pentium 3 866Mhz, but I just don't want bad performance. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
Old 07-28-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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It will run good on a Pentium 3 866Mhz provided you have enough ram. I run it with good performance on a Pentium 3 600Mhz and 256MB of ram.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 10:14 PM   #3
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Yeah, I have 256MB Of Ram. Oh. Can you also tell me how many software packages are included?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 11:04 PM   #4
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If your asking what else has to be installed besides the basic configuration then only multimedia codecs which is easy enough once you uncomment the repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. It just all the gstreamer stuff. Also I would recommend installing Synaptic cause the default package management, Kynaptic realy sucks.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 03:34 AM   #5
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what are the exact system requirements

What are the exact system requirements for Kubuntu and can it run on a IBM personal computer 300 with 600+ Megahertz closer to 1 Gigahert 192 ram 20 gigabyte pc. If not where can I find Ubuntu 6.1 to order for my home address.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 10:16 AM   #6
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i have a 1GH proccesser but kubuntu is loading reaaly slowly still what am i doin wrong?
 
Old 12-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
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CPU speed is less important than RAM. If you have 256, (K)Ubuntu will run fine but it will not be a speed daemon. Less than 256MB is not recommended and may cause problems at install time unless the non-graphical alternative install cd is used. Anyway, if you have less than 256 MB of RAM, you should really install Xubuntu.

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Old 12-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #8
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xubuntu? where can i gget that
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
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http://www.xubuntu.org/
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:30 AM   #10
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thx! that help me so now i totally own my biger brother! lol
 
Old 06-16-2009, 04:19 AM   #11
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760 of ram and..

Hello,

I have 256+512Mbs of ram and just installed Kubuntu (the latest version). And i am having some kind of lags and i am a bit surprised but perhaps this is just the way it is for it, huh?

Is there any kind of settings for tweaking up\down graphics or other things which cause slowness for me? I tried to find them but did not succeed. Thank You in advance.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 04:31 AM   #12
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In The Beginning...

Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Astoria View Post
Hello,

I have 256+512Mbs of ram and just installed Kubuntu (the latest version). And i am having some kind of lags and i am a bit surprised but perhaps this is just the way it is for it, huh?
When you first install Kubuntu, yes you will get 'lags' in performance as the system does some house-cleaning, sets up journals, logs, etc. You'll also have a lengthy update to perform (200+ packages). Once all that is complete, it will run quite nicely.

Cheers
 
Old 11-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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System Requirements

I have 512mb Ram 2ghz Core 2 Duo Processor and 8mb Graphics.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #14
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Will that work ok?
 
Old 11-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #15
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The processor should be no problem but the RAM will cause problems. The minimum required for the current release of Ubuntu (Kubuntu will be similar in requirements) is 768MB according to the Ubuntu site below:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetz...m_Requirements

You could try a different Ubuntu derivative such as Lubuntu, Crunchban or Peppermint Linux. Also googling Running Linux on older hardware with limited RAM should give you some options.

You did notice the original post was seven years ago and the most recent was over 3 years ago.
 
  


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