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#1 Demon Cleaner

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:23 PM

whats the lowest spec pc that you can run a linux distro on and which distro runs on the lowest specs?


if you run on a low spec pc tell us the specs and the distro ur using!

i would google it but im on dial up at the mo an it would take forever!!!
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#2 Trio3b

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:27 PM

Are you taking a poll?

Anyway, Linux the kernel and CLI will run on practically nothing ....... Pentium mmx and 16 - 32 mb RAM.
Linux with a lightweight GUI ....... Pentium or Celeron with 64 - 128 mb RAM (Puppy, DSL, VectorLinux)
Any distro with full featured GUI really needs Pll or Celeron with a minimum of 256mb RAM (you can get a heavy desktop to run on 128mb RAM but it "chugs")

Edited by Trio3b, 15 May 2007 - 11:28 PM.


#3 Joedude

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:17 PM

I have a computer running Debian 4.0 that I did a netinstall with.

466Mghz Celeron Processor
128 Mb SDRAM
Rage Pro Turbo Vid
CMedia something or other sound card

Runs like brand new.
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:18 PM

I've got FreeBSD on a PIII 500 w/ 256MB RAM. Does great for fileserving.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:35 PM

Fedora5 on amd 700mhz with 256 ram. Runs perfectly.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:20 PM

Xubuntu on 650-700MHz P3 with 256MB RAM. Had Ubuntu but I wanted to try the Xfce desktop(which has plenty of features and flies for a P3). I have run FC4 on a 333MHz P2 with 128MB of RAM

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