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If you want to know if your hardware can handle the Ubuntu system requirements this is the article for you. Ubuntu is one of the best free operating systems on the market. Ubuntu is a Linux-based distribution. For those just getting into Linux it is a great place to start due to its ease of use. Three versions of Ubuntu have been released, desktop, server, and core however this article will cover all variants. It has developed to have very low system requirements so it can run on anything from a Rasberry Pi to large industrial computers.
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In the article below we will go over the Ubuntu system requirements for version 22.04.
Ubuntu Desktop Minimum Requirements
- CPU: 2 GHz dual-core processor
- Memory: 4GB of RAM
- Storage: 25GB
- Resolution: 1024×768
- Other: Internet Access, USB port, or CD drive
Ubuntu Server Minimum Requirements
Ubuntu server supports a variety of 64-bit architectures
- amd64 (Intel/AMD 64 bit)
- arm64 (64-bit ARM)
- ppc64el (POWER8 and POWER9)
- s390x (IBM Z and LinuxONE)
The system requirements are as follows
- CPU: 1 gigahertz or better
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Storage: 2.5 GB
Ubuntu Core Minimum Requirements
Core18: 256MB RAM, 256MB storage
Core20/22: 384MB RAM (512MB with UEFI Secure Boot for FDE), 512MB storage
As you can see Ubuntu has been designed with very low-end hardware in mind. If you still think your desktop will struggle then you can download a lighter version such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu.