Ubuntu Requirements

Ubuntu has its tradition to release a new version of their software within every six months, which is usually in April and October. This leads to a pertinent question that should arise. It ‘really needs to update your piece of hardware every six months, in order to receive more features? In order to get the updates without unnecessarily spend your hard-earned cash every time; you should be aware of system requirements.

There are three versions of Ubuntu, that is, Server Edition, the edition desktop and notebook remix. As the name indicates this latest edition is primarily intended for users Netbook.

Although it is actually possible to install Ubuntu on an Intel 486, there is almost no use in doing this. This is because all you get is a white blinking cursor, no graphical desktop. Although you may be interested in using as a local print server, I recommend against this, since it will not be easy to obtain the necessary components in the event of failure.

In this case, it is better to use the server version instead. They require low system requirements, without graphical environment. My recommendation is a minimum of Pentium 3 with 256 MB of RAM for optimal performance.

However, in order to make the most of Ubuntu, you will need more than your old PC. For example, if you want special effects like 3D cube that rotates the screen, or windows flickering among others, requires a 3D accelerator card. This requires new PCs and laptops.

Another thing to consider aside from the graphics card and RAM. In order to have a desktop eye-catching, you must have at least 1 GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, there was not much choice for users of netbooks. Despite upgrade hard disk and RAM, you still cannot have all the features of desktop version. This is where the netbook remix useful.

Although I am sure that there are other updates to Ubuntu in the pipeline, the minimum system requirements will remain the same. This knowledge will save you unnecessary updates.

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