I have a 2007 core-duo laptop and wanted to know the system requirements for this OS. What are the minimum requirements.

  • One of my laptops has following specs: Core2Duo T7300 (2x2.0GHz) 4GB RAM (2x2GB DDR2) Intel integrated graphics Mobile GM965 HDD 250GB Intel WLAN and Realtek ethernet Everything works out of the box and quite fast. Try it!
    – mazienho
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 21:40
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    That'll eat most Linux distros for breakfast...
    – fleamour
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 11:10
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    Note that "Core Duo" is a 32-bit CPU, while "Core 2 Duo" is 64-bit. The 32-bit version of the OS will run on both. Otherwise, I'd recommend the 64-bit OS if you can run it.
    – Ken
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 0:20
  • What about ATOM CPU's in NETBOOKS, do they at least CRAWL with elementary OS loki too ?
    – user6318
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 9:19
  • Can elementary OS run on 1GiB or less CPU/RAM?
    – Cheese129
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 16:59

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Recommended System Specifications

  • Recent Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB of system memory (RAM)
  • Solid state drive (SSD) with 15 GB of free space
  • Internet access
  • 1024×768 display

Learn more at http://elementary.io/en/docs/installation#recommended-system-specifications

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    eOS 32bit on a P4 2.6 and Athlon XP 2000+ nVidia mx440 and 1GB DDR 400 requires patience. Desktop taking 15-20% CPU reources idle so bottleneck's on the CPU side. @fleamour's right about any Core2Duo but I'll check a CoreDUO Solo first before going on.
    – tuk0z
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 11:22
  • These are the recommended specs, not the minimum. eOS runs smoothly on a core2 duo, for example.
    – ounos
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 10:42

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