I have

  • a laptop with core i3 processor and onboard graphics, 4gb RAM,

  • desktop with core2duo processor, onboard graphics, 2gb RAM.

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop currently running windows xp on it. Is configuration enough to run Ubuntu 12.04 on desktop?

Though i can install it on my laptop too but i would prefer to do it on desktop.

  • You may have problems with the second machine, if it has rather exotic card embedded, VIA for example. You should have no problems with i3 embedded. – Barafu Albino Jun 30 '13 at 7:31
  • @BarafuAlbino Desktop has got intel onboard graphics. Intel G33/G31 Express chipset family – Mohit Jun 30 '13 at 7:36

No problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 on either your desktop or your laptop. All you need is 384MB of RAM. Installing even a cheap, low-end graphics card on your desktop will noticeably improve your performance.


The specifications that you have mentioned are more than enough to run Ubuntu 12.04.

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