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Kubuntu System Requirements

Kubuntu System Requirements
If you are one of those who is eager to install the Kubuntu operating system (OS), then firstly you need to understand its system requirements. The following Techspirited article lets you know the required computer configuration to install this OS.
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Kubuntu is a new operative system that has been derived from Ubuntu. This Linux-based OS is indeed very popular as it employs the KDE graphical environment. The desktop environment that Kubuntu provides is user-friendly and innovative. Unlike Ubuntu that provides a simple GUI interface, Kubuntu with its KDE environment has an advanced graphical desktop. However, to install this OS, your computer should satisfy its system requirements.

System Requirements
Any computer operating system (OS), whether it is Linux or Windows, cannot be installed if the computer fails to fulfill the system requirements of that OS. The computer needs to satisfy certain criteria such as hard disc space and RAM in order to install an operating system. For instance, it won't be possible to install the Windows Vista on a computer that has 128 megabytes of RAM. This is because Windows Vista requires at least 512 megabytes of RAM, to run properly on any computer.

Like other operating systems, Kubuntu has its own set of system requirements. To fulfill its system requirements, you don't have to make a lot of changes in your computer configuration. To be precise, if Windows XP is already running on your pc, then you don't have to really upgrade your pc configuration. This is because, there is not much difference between system requirements of Kubuntu and Windows XP.

The recommended Kubuntu system requirements are ideally best suited to install this new Linux-based OS. They allow to use all the features of KDE application. In other words, you can make use of KDE platform to the fullest, if your pc has the following system configuration:
  • Pentium 300 MHz processor
  • 8GB of hard disk space
  • 256MB of RAM
  • Video card that supports a resolution of 640 x 480
  • Motherboard architectures can be Intel x86 and AMD64
Although, minimum Kubuntu system requirements allow you to install and work with this operating system, it is not possible to access all the features of KDE environment. They are given below:
  • Pentium 233 MHz processor
  • 4GB of hard disk space
  • 128MB of RAM
  • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (640 x 480)
10 to 15 years old computer will certainly require upgradation to satisfy its system requirements. However, in today's times, upgrading a computer is not a costly affair and one should not mind shelling some money, especially to install this new innovative KDE application.

Once your computer satisfies the aforementioned Kubuntu system requirements, installing it is very simple. This new desktop environment is available on CDs and you don't have to pay a penny to buy those CDs. You need to access the official website of Kubuntu to know how to get the CDs for free. Simply put the CD into the CD player and follow few simple instructions to install it. On the whole, KDE environment is easily customizable and can support a wide range of applications.