Hardware requirement of Gnucash
drlinux at columbus.rr.com
Tue May 30 08:25:52 EDT 2006
On May 30, 2006, at 6:31 AM, Vel wrote:
> I have an old Pentium 75 machine with 32MB RAM collecting dust
> somewhere in my house. (Yeah I know it is antique!) Im thinking of
> using it solely for Gnucash for family financial management. I know
> that there are minimalist Linux distro somewhere that runs even on
> diskettes. But before replacing its Win98 with Linux, I just want to
> know if Gnucash would be able to run in such a machine. What is the
> minimum processor and memory requirement of Gnucash?
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Gnucash uses gnome/gtk for the GUI - I don't think that's anywhere
near enough memory to run those w/o your computer spending all your
time swapping. A quick google search for gnome minimum hardware
requirements turned up this 3 year old requirement for Red Hat 9.
Given these, I wouldn't waste my time with that machine.
- Minimum: Pentium-class
- Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
- Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
Hard Disk Space (NOTE: Additional space will be required for user
- Custom Installation (minimum): 475MB
- Server (minimum): 850MB
- Personal Desktop: 1.7GB
- Workstation: 2.1GB
- Custom Installation (everything): 5.0GB
- Minimum for text-mode: 64MB
- Minimum for graphical: 128MB
- Recommended for graphical: 192MB
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