I am putting together a desktop for a 13 year old nephew with 3GB RAM and a single core 3.2 Ghz CPU (originally outfitted with Windows Vista). I have reviewed the system requirements for 16.04. An SSD has been ordered: I am unsure if 16.04 with the Unity desktop will run effectively on this machine.
I expect that the machine will be used for:
- Word processing
My daily driver is an 16.04, however it is on I7 core with 8GB RAM.
I have the machine running with a USB install stick: is there a good test to tax the machine so that I see it performs under high demand? It is desirable to understand if the machine will perform for the student before shipping it out of state.