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    cheapest pc, minimum specs for linux


    im building a pc, but i need it to be real cheap. That can run bassic office aplictaions, and has full internet compability. so i have a series of questions :

    1. what ist the best procesor architecture to run linux on.
    2. What is an easy to use and maintain distro that runs on low specs.
    3.' What would be the best posible set up i could get for less than a 150 bucks.(provided i already have a monitor)

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    Linux should run fine on most modern computer hardware. I'm running 64-bit Linux with no issues and have been doing so for almost a year, now. Any of the top 10 or 15 distros listed at DistroWatch.com should work for you. I can't say what the best possible setup is, because what is best for me might not be the best for you and your own needs.

    Hope you have fun with the build and with Linux.
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    If you should find a computer with low specs that you want to run Linux on, you can check this poll for favorite distributions for weaker hardware.
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    I have one of these. It's upgradeable to 2gig of ram. Even with just 512mb ram it will run Mint, Ubuntu, or whatever else takes your fancy and it is cheap. Mine runs Mint 6 and the 40 gig hardrive is plenty to keep XP (20 gig partition) and any Linux Distro (20 gig Partition). It is IDE Drives and USB 1.1 but you wanted Least expensive that would work with Linux out of the box and it is way under 150.00. You can upgrade Drives and Ram with the money you save. Up to you though. Just a suggestion is all.

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    You might also want to call around to colleges or companies to see if they may be getting rid of any of their older computers. I bought a PC from a former workplace for 100 USD. Has 512 RAM, P3 processor, monitor and all. Runs like a champ. I out a spare 20 gig drive in it just because I had one sitting around.
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    Where in the world do you live?

    If it's the UK, the buy a budget netbook at your local Currys or PCWorld. Should do the trick.

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