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asked 2012-08-29 10:46:23 -0500

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I have 1 GB Ram And 160 GB Hard Disk With 3.00,2.99 GHZ Dual Core Processor. Will Fedora work optimally on this system?

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answered 2012-08-29 22:57:09 -0500

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I am using fedora 17 on an atom with 2gb ram and on another core 2 duo 1.66 ghz laptop with 1 gb ram. It runs fine on both of them. Most probably, you would prefer to install the gnome spin and use gnome 3's fallback mode.

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answered 2012-08-29 13:04:56 -0500

Akshay gravatar image

well that you will come to know after you use Fedora :)

your configuration is good and i am sure Fedora 17 will work great but still if you need real fast desktop then go for Fedora xfce or Fedora lxde spins instead of Fedora default ie gnome, i am using Fedora 17(gnome) on my old p4 pc with 1 GB ram and it works great

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answered 2012-09-08 18:53:31 -0500

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Fedora 17 will work fine with that hardware, but gnome 3 will test your patience and your hardware. I run it in virtual machines with less resource and it works well, but its not as good as Fedora 14, which is what I generally use for most all machines because we are avoiding gnome 3 like the plague in general here.

Some users have gone back to windows after trying Fedora 17 claiming a huge productivity decline. I have to agree with them, or at least tolerate it at this point.

Windows 7 with free desktop gadgets and virtual desktops has become very popular here - even with Linux users primarily because of OneNote which won't run on Linux except in a virtual machine.

Based on your hardware, you should be able to run Fedora 14 and at least 1 virtual machine running Windows under it. That is a very powerful combination, and install is simple and there's not a lot of bugs left in 14 or gnome 2 (if any).

Then you'll have the best of both worlds - Fedora's reliability and I/O speed, gnome 2 with no complex installs, and windows for their software base.


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