Minimum system to support RedHat Fedora Linux

Emmanuel Seyman seyman at
Mon Dec 1 18:44:55 UTC 2003

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 08:02:50PM -0600, Jim Taylor wrote:
> There's a really nice computer components shop in the nearest city, and
> I'd like to put together an example of the minimum starter system for
> Linux, given that it would have graphics capability.

I'ld put a P400 with 128M of RAM as the minimum system on which
you can work comfortably.

> I have a used PC available for this purpose, but it has only 64MB RAM
> and will barely boot the install CD in graphics mode, and it is VERY
> SLOW, slow enough to discourage people from giving Linux a try.

You can download rpms for FVWM, IceWM, XFCE or any other lightweight
window manager. 64m of RAM will be plenty for them.


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