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Old 12-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Wink How long my hardware specs can last for running Linux "smoothly"?

Intel core i5 3570
2TB Seagate HDD 7200rpm.
Nvidia GT640 VGA card.
Gigabyte B75M mobo.
Old 12-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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You'll be able to run Linux "smoothly" (whatever that means) until the first hardware failure that prevents the machine from booting. I have machines that are 10+ years old; I use them every day and they run "smoothly."
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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If you install Linux today and never reboot/power, you can possibly achieve 100% uptime until the hardware itself eventually fails in many years.

The bigger question is, "will this hardware be okay for my projected future needs x years into the future?" and that is difficult to answer. Historically the electronics industry has followed certain trends:
Old 12-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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I know old hardware can run linux, but you probably can not run virtualization smoothly and those demanding software.
Old 12-10-2013, 11:54 PM   #5
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If you are using this for personal or for small network it is very gud. And smooth for long time And your configuration is gud.


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