What's the minimum spec for Linux

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shadoweater

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Spec

If you want to run a system with a full desktop (like windows):

500Mhz CPU, 512Mb RAM, 64Mb VGA, 4Gb HDD Space should scrape you through

For a command line style you can get away with old 486s with 32mb RAM and about 2Gb Space as you dont need all the pretty libraries that come with the desktop enviroments

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shadoweater

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min spec

Its a great deal less than XP or Vista. Its more on par with Win98 and can easily do more than XP as it can run a mail server / ftp server at install time

no need to buy software like Nero / Power DVD either as K3b and Kaffeine do all the DVD Burning and playback you could want

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shadoweater

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GUI

Yeah the gui does add serious overhead and is not really needed unless you wanna web browse conventional sites

You can do all the linux stuff at runlevel 3 if you really want (multiuser, full services, no X server)

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