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According to the system requirements to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, processor should be 2 GHz dual core processor, but my computer has 1.7 Ghz dual core processor.Can I install that even if it does not match the recommended system requirements or should I install some other version?

I am following this installation guide on ubuntu.com. I am new to Ubuntu installation, your help will be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Yes. yes you can.

Ubuntu isn't that demanding of a system and especially not when compared to Windows, I.E. : any Windows release version is less ressource intensive then any ubuntu release version.

In the case of less ram and less graphic power such as say a 2-4GB RAM netbook with and intel atom and graphics ran off the atom I'd highly recommend another ubuntu flavour : say https://ubuntu-mate.org/download/

  • My system has 8GB RAM, so I hope there would not be much problem. – Varun Wadhwani May 12 '17 at 8:10
  • you have my green flag ubuntu shoul purr on your machine. make sure you run of set of "first to-do's" once your ubuntu is up and running such as enabling "partners" in "software sources" and running updates and reboot before you install anything. is your processor 64bit? – tatsu May 12 '17 at 8:17
  • remember to upvote and mark as solution - thanks! – tatsu May 12 '17 at 8:22
  • dang I was writing when he posted before me :) – MeganFoxz May 12 '17 at 13:23
  • I thought the same thing! :-) anyways high five we both did it! – tatsu May 12 '17 at 13:34
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should work those are recommended system requirements not min. system requirements, but cant say for how performance will be since its bellow what is recommend by Ubuntu. I would be more concerned if you didn't meet ram requirements then 300 mhz cpu speed.

Be sure to run the live version off a dvd or usb first before dedicating to a full install if its possible. If performance is satisfactory the full install will be better then the live cd experience.

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