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upapilot
December 23rd, 2009, 03:55 PM
Will Xubuntu work well on a Desktop with just 64 MB RAM? If not which Linux distro will?

User3k
December 23rd, 2009, 03:57 PM
Minimum system requirements
You need 192 MB RAM to run the Live CD or 128 MB RAM to install. The Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB RAM at install time.

To install Xubuntu, you need 2.0 GB of free space on your hard disk.

Once installed, Xubuntu can run with starting from 192 (or even just 128 ) MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB RAM.

As far as what can run on 64MB, I am not really sure. I haven't ran anything with that little memory in a very long time. I am sure someone else could answer that one better.

upapilot
December 23rd, 2009, 03:59 PM
So which Linux OS will work well on a laptop with just 64MB RAM?

snowpine
December 23rd, 2009, 04:00 PM
So which Linux OS will work well on a laptop with just 64MB RAM?

I would recommend 256mb minimum ram for any modern linux distro.

DSL (damn small linux) is a little outdated but might support 64mb.

benj1
December 23rd, 2009, 04:06 PM
you could probably install it and run it without a desktop with 64mb ram, but i would suggest something lighter.

snowpine suggested DSL, that would probably be your best bet

raymondh
December 23rd, 2009, 04:33 PM
Have a read :)

http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/52134

Regards,

upapilot
December 23rd, 2009, 04:35 PM
Ok thanks guys...I'll see what is to be done...