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netkid91
January 4th, 2006, 03:24 AM
Relating to the thread I posted here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=625386&posted=1#post625386). If ever, what would the ideal specifications be to qualify for such a title. I say:

RAM: 256 MB+
CPU: 1.2 GhZ+
HD: 20 GB+
Nvidia PCIe/AGP GFX Card

But that is just me, what about you guys, add new things you think should be needed to the list, but please keep the format the same, makes reading it easier.

EDIT: Also(as I am 14 at the moment) once I get out of High Schools at least and probably college I think I will start my own computer buisiness where I will build PCs that run the newest Ubuntu out of the box. That would be fun.

xequence
January 4th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Ubuntu works well with 700mhz, 192MB RAM, and integrated intel graphics.

Though youll want more then 20GB if you will dual boot windows and linux and you expect to be able to download things.

netkid91
January 4th, 2006, 03:58 AM
Ubuntu works well with 700mhz, 192MB RAM, and integrated intel graphics.
I know that, but I listed what would give best performance. And a Nv GFX card is needed if you want to be able to do photo editing or the likes.


Though youll want more then 20GB if you will dual boot windows and linux and you expect to be able to download things.
The 'Designed for Ubuntu' specification is not 'Designed to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu'. I meant it to be 'Works with Ubuntu, use everything else at your peril'. Just like the 'Designed for Windows' label.

poofyhairguy
January 4th, 2006, 03:59 AM
Relating to the thread I posted here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=625386&posted=1#post625386). If ever, what would the ideal specifications be to qualify for such a title. I say:

RAM: 256 MB+
CPU: 1.2 GhZ+
HD: 20 GB+
Nvidia PCIe/AGP GFX Card


Maybe more like 512 mb of ram, and trade the Nvidia card with a ATI 9250. Its the best card with open source drivers.

netkid91
January 4th, 2006, 04:01 AM
Maybe more like 512 mb of ram, and trade the Nvidia card with a ATI 9250. Its the best card with open source drivers.
256 is fine for a basic Ubuntu system. And sadly as a ATI user, the Nvidia(yes, proprietary) drivers are better. I have the ATI drivers(open-source) and they suck on my radeon 9200, but back on topic now.

endersshadow
January 4th, 2006, 04:03 AM
It would be made up entirely of components off of this list (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport).

The designed for Windows sticker is nothing more than a "This ain't a Mac and the OEM has a big contract to preinstall Windows on it" sticker.