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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
4GB DDR3 RAM
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law
 
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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