The Ubuntu Project publishes general minimum hardware requirements for installing and using its base distribution in a file named RELEASE NOTES on the CD-ROM or DVD, or available at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/releasenotes/604. For the current release, your PC should at least have a 200MHz Pentium CPU, 500MB hard drive space, and 64MB RAM for using (and installing) Ubuntu as a server. For obvious reasons, a faster CPU, larger capacity hard drive, and more RAM are desired. Regular workstations require 2GB hard drive space as well as 128MB minimum of RAM.
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