$250 PC for Windows 7, and a $25 one for Ubuntu

By | July 4th, 2009



images $250 PC for Windows 7, and a $25 one for UbuntuEarlier I gave a $250 configuration that can really fly Windows 7. But have you wonder why nobody ever ask or bother what hardware do I need to install Linux? People just put the CD and install it. Well you’ll get the answer once you see the hardware requirements that it needs icon biggrin $250 PC for Windows 7, and a $25 one for Ubuntu Now they also have a lighter version known as Netbook Remix, but we’ll just see the requirements that a desktop version of latest Ubuntu 9.04 needs:

Bare Minimum requirements:

  • 300 MHz x86 processor
  • 64 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • At least 4 GB of disk space (for full installation and swap space)
  • VGA graphics card capable of 640×480 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or network card


Recommended minimum requirements:

  • 700 MHz x86 processor
  • 384 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 8 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution
  • Sound card
  • A network or Internet connection

That’s it, if you have these recommended minimum requirements, no need to upgrade to core 2 due or any core icon razz $250 PC for Windows 7, and a $25 one for Ubuntu just install latest Ubuntu version and enjoy the life around. If you have that PC i’m sure its worth is now only $25, if you don’t and insist on buying a $25 PC, go to used computers market, and ask for the cheapest and the oldest PC they’ve got and you’ll be all set icon smile $250 PC for Windows 7, and a $25 one for Ubuntu

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  • Aamir Abro

    is ubuntu realy ssooo LIGHT

  • Anon

    You can go with even less requirements by using Damn Small Linux (DSL) instead of Ubuntu. DSL only takes up 50MB of disk space, and the other hardware requirements are probably proportionally smaller as well.

  • http://www.comptechgadgets.blogspot.com Ashish Kalmegh

    Ubuntu is very light !!
    And useful too

  • kaye

    Ubuntu will not boot with less than than 256mb ram into a graphical environment, also even with 256mb you would not be able to start firefox or anything most people would expect to be able to use on a computer. However (at least here in seattle) a functional ubuntu box could still be had for about $25. Just make sure you got enough ram with it.

    Damn small only needs 16mb ram, and no hard drive is needed. With 128mb ram it runs pretty damn quick too!

  • http://www.arthritistreatmentlab.com Arthtritis Treatment Health Info

    i just installed Windows 7 on my PC. i just hope that it is as stable as Windows XP.

  • kaye

    Ubuntu will not boot with less than than 256mb ram into a graphical environment, also even with 256mb you would not be able to start firefox or anything most people would expect to be able to use on a computer. However (at least here in seattle) a functional ubuntu box could still be had for about $25. Just make sure you got enough ram with it.

    Damn small only needs 16mb ram, and no hard drive is needed. With 128mb ram it runs pretty damn quick too!

  • http://twitter.com/Orinoco360 Orinoco 360

    Ubuntu is amazing! I installed it to all my Customer Service Reps PC and they love it, not to mention the amount of money we saved by doing that!