Newbie Questions

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Thu Nov 6 22:36:06 UTC 2003

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 09:19:54PM +0100, David Jansen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:58:57PM -0500, Alexander Grekhov wrote:
> > > 2) Hardware specs.  To be honest, I was a little stunned by the hardware 
> > > requirements to run Fedora (memory / processor / hard drive space).  
> > > Obviously I can't pick up an old P166 at a swap meet and expect it to 
> > > work.  What are the reasonable specs for a PC to run Linux?  Or is there 
> > > a URL with this info?
> > 
> >
> Before upgrading any important work or personal machines, I gave FC1 a
> try on an old PII 350MHz with only 64 MB memory. It works, including
> graphical install, graphical boot and of course the gnome desktop. So
> even when your machine is quite a bit below the listed recommendations
> or minimums, running FC1 is possible. Slower due to swapping perhaps,
> but working. 
> Not that I expected anything less based on previous Linux experiences :)
> David
Much slower. My PII is 400 MHz. Opening Open-anything is
excruciating. Mozilla takes over a minute the first time to come up.
I would not advise this for people who want to stay sane.
Aaron Konstam
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Trinity University
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