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Minimum & Recommended system requirments for Fedora 20

asked 2014-03-27 02:30:03 -0500

Reticul8r gravatar image

I am doing an assignment for IT Cert 3 and one of the questions is to list minimum AND recommended system requirements for Fedora 20. I have found the minimum easy enough, 1Ghz Processor, ! Gig RAM and 10Gig hard drive space. Can anyone tell me the recommended requirements as I can`t find them anywhere.

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Well the Fedora project site has a 'What will I need?' list. This seems to be more a 'minimum recommended' spec than a 'hard minimum'. It lists an Intel compatible 64 bit processor - which is great but there are spins for 32 bit and for ARM

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answered 2014-04-06 15:29:21 -0500

Blanca Higgins gravatar image

In case you want to go with SSD, don't forget to tweak and optimize SSD for fedora, by tweak and optimize SSD for Fedora will help your system run better and save more battery.

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answered 2016-02-07 22:33:32 -0500

Below is a link to my post documenting the system requirements of the various fedora versions along with the download location.

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answered 2014-03-27 07:18:25 -0500

Establishing a "minimum" system level is difficult.Fedora isn't one single piece of software, or even just an operating system. Any given set of users could use Fedora in vastly different ways, and therefore have different hardware requirements to achieve an acceptable performance level. You can use Fedora as a 3D modelling workstation, and I would recommend you build your system up as much as you can afford to. You could be using Fedora as an IRC bouncer from a barebones cloud image, and I would recommend making your system as minimal as possible.

The minimum acceptable performance level is subjective, affected by both the applications used and the user's expectations.Someone with an older system will find a lighter environment relatively responsive, but the same system can feel unacceptably slow to one that's gotten used to a new system with an SSD. The picture becomes more complex as we take ARM into account; 1GHz is a reasonable baseline, but processors don't all do the same amount of work in the same number of cycles.

Moving on to the Recommended system requirements would mean that we would have to assess a set of environment and applications and make a recommendation for that set. There are uncountable such permutations available from Fedora, and once you start itemizing them people will think that anything not listed isn't recommended.

TL;DR? The question is wrong, there is no Recommended System Requirements.

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answered 2014-03-27 17:51:21 -0500

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The computer on which you intend to install Fedora 20 from the live CD should have:

a CD or DVD drive, and the capability to boot from this drive.
a 1 GHz processor or faster
at least 1 GB of memory (RAM)
at least 10 GB of permanent storage (hard drive) space.

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