system requirements for a new pc

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 11:57:34 UTC 2016


On 31 January 2016 at 11:19, Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi> wrote:
> Well, and please also select SSD (solid state disk) instead of antique
> mechanical disks (HDD).

If you can't afford a large SSD fit something like a 40GB SSD and put
the system on there, then put /home on a separate HDD.  The difference
with booting and loading apps such as Firefox is astonishing.  My
Intel i5 with 4GB RAM boots to Unity in 15 seconds!

Colin

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> Eero
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> 2016-01-31 13:13 GMT+02:00 thufir <hawat.thufir at gmail.com>:
>>
>> I think that I need a new, or at least newer, computer.  This one uses
>>
>> product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
>>
>> and is a bit memory constrained:
>>
>> thufir at mordor:~$
>> thufir at mordor:~$ free -h
>>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
>> Mem:          1.9G       1.9G        15M       200M        17M       1.1G
>> -/+ buffers/cache:       852M       1.1G
>> Swap:         2.0G       524M       1.5G
>> thufir at mordor:~$
>>
>>
>>
>> I typically have the following programs open:
>>
>> Netbeans (memory hog)
>> Thunderbird (can peg the CPU)
>> Firefox
>> pan newsreader
>> pidgin IRC
>> terminal
>>
>> I was thinking of something like:
>>
>>     Our desktop computers come installed with Ubuntu 12.04.5. Macs will
>> be installed with Mac OSX Snow Leopard, Yosemite, or El Capitan. We do
>> not sell computers with Windows operating systems.
>>     Prices include one power cord.
>>     In order to keep our prices as low as possible and minimize waste,
>> prices do not include mouse, keyboard, monitor, or other peripherals.
>>     The following specs and prices are guidelines. We can tailor the
>> machines to match your needs - please speak to the store coordinator or
>> the build coordinator.
>>
>> Intel Core2 Duo w/ 80GB HDD, 2GB RAM - $50
>> Intel or AMD Quad Core w/ 160GB HDD, 4GB RAM - $100
>> Intel or AMD Quad Core w/ 200GB+ HDD, 8GB RAM+ - $150 - $180
>> Intel Core i3 - $200 and up
>> Intel Core i5 - $230 and up
>> Intel Core i7 - $290 and up
>> iMacs- $150 - $500
>>
>>
>> Probably anything with 8GB RAM and quad core should be sufficient?
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Thufir
>>
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