Red Hat Linux 7.3 Technical Details
Minimum and Recommended Hardware Requirements: CPU:
Recommended: 200 Megahertz Pentium-class or better
Hard Disk Space*:
Full Installation: 4.5GB
*Additional space will be required for file storage.
Minimum for text-mode: 32MB
Minimum for graphical: 64MB
Recommended for graphical: 96MB
Red Hat Linux supports most modern PC hardware. If you have questions about your hardware's compatibility with Red Hat Linux 7.3, please check the Hardware Compatibility List at http://hardware.redhat.com.
Upgraded Core System Components
The following major system components are included in Red Hat Linux 7.3:
it totally depends on the install you going for...
going for straight command line interface... then feel free to dust off the old 286, looking for some GUI, give yourself about the same requirements for win95, doing decently heavy stuff, then you need just about as much computer as you do for any modern windows machine... It's very versitle like that, however, choose your GUI wisely if you go that route, they CAN hog a lot of resource if you let them...
What GUI do you use, recommend one?
Is there a MP3 program that is better than xmms (I think that was what it was called)?
I just set up Linux with Redhat 7.1 with gnome on a p5 120 mhz 96mb ram. It seems a bit sluggish...all I want it for is to learn and play music off of my network (so I don't have to use my main computer).