system requirements?

system requirements?

Postby LEE337 » 22 Oct 2013, 09:31

What are the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Point Linux 2.2?

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Re: system requirements?

Postby Pry » 22 Oct 2013, 10:11

Hmmm, it depends. Let's say system with PAE compatible Intel/AMD processor (wiki says it was Pentium Pro where this technology first appeared) and 512Mb RAM.
Recommended system requirements? Recommended by whom? ;) Personally I use Intel i5 (Nahalem) and 4Gb RAM. Everything works real smooth. It works fine on my Core2 Duo notebook as well though I do not run any VMs under it.
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Re: system requirements?

Postby LEE337 » 22 Oct 2013, 22:43

By "Recommended" I meant specs for an average user to use as a everyday computer that can do all basic functions with ease. (ie, web browsing, email, word proc, stream music/video, and some basic pic/video editing.)
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Re: system requirements?

Postby kc1di » 25 Oct 2013, 09:33

LEE337 wrote:By "Recommended" I meant specs for an average user to use as a everyday computer that can do all basic functions with ease. (ie, web browsing, email, word proc, stream music/video, and some basic pic/video editing.)

Hello LEE337,

With what you've said in mind I'd say you would want to look for something with a dual core processor or more and abot 2gigs of ram , with 300 or more gigs of H.D. space. But it's very subjective for each everyday user may have differing requirements. your original question was what the minumum requirements would be and that is quite different from everyday user. I've run Debian on a machine with as little as 256 MB ram but you would not want to use it every day :lol:

So if your looking for a machine that runs well for the tasks you've mentioned Dual Core, 2gigs ram 300 gig H.D. should do it. alot will also depend on your graphics card. I tend to use Intel here seems to be supported well in Linux and I also have one machine with Nvidia but that's poses a challenge with some Distros. Point being an exception picked it up and it worked out of the box.
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Re: system requirements?

Postby LEE337 » 31 Oct 2013, 07:27

Thanks, I will keep that in mind in my playing! :Yahoo!:
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Re: system requirements?

Postby drum » 31 Oct 2013, 07:58

Here i have point running on a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 10.1" (250 GB, Intel Atom, 1.66 GHz, 1 GB) ;)
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Re: system requirements?

Postby Pry » 31 Oct 2013, 08:54

I'd say Core2 Duo and 2Gb RAM is great uness you use some heavy things like VirtualBox.
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Re: system requirements?

Postby Dagg » 31 Oct 2013, 09:32

I use PL in a production environment (web, email, word processing, graphics editing) every day since a week, everything is OK and more responsive than Wheezy.

My machine is a Lenovo T61 (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M)
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Re: system requirements?

Postby Pry » 31 Oct 2013, 09:52

Dagg wrote:everything is OK and more responsive than Wheezy.

You mean more responsive than Wheezy+Gnome3/KDE4? There's no wonder if so. Pure CLI Debian (as well as most Linuxes) is blazingly fast, it's the DE that slows it down. And certainly MATE is faster than Gnome2, KDE4 or Unity.
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Re: system requirements?

Postby Dagg » 31 Oct 2013, 11:10

Yes Pry, I upgraded my Squeeze to Wheezy/Gnome 3 (I don't like/use KDE), and my system was not reactive.
I've first tried Gnome-shell, then "Gnome Classical" Theme, which was a little bit more responsive, but not such as Squeeze.

Searching for another Debian-derivative Distro with a Gnome2-style desktop, I've found PL, tried it and adopted it :)
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