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Sites like or businesses and organizations have already seen the great potential of open source Operating System that is why the integration of this type of OS in their system comes as no surprise. For one, open source Operating System such as Linux is generally virus free that is pre-loaded with features through its package. You install Linux and everything else follows.

Among those Linux distributions that are making a name in businesses and even for home use is Ubuntu. Ubuntu, apart from its user friendly features, is customizable and has over 2000 downloadable features you can use for free. It also the same Windows feel that makes it user friendly. Businesses benefit from Ubuntu as daily office tasks are easily accomplished due to Ubuntu’s functionality.

If you have decided to use Ubuntu for your business or for personal use, you should take note of Ubuntu System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz  Pentium 4 Processor
  • 512 MiB RAM
  • 5 GB hard drive
  • CD/DVD drive/USB port for installer media
  • Internet Access
  • VGA Graphics interface

A desktop system is typically used for personal computing tasks and has a graphical user interface (GUI), while a server system typically has a command-line interface (CLI).

For Ubuntu to run on servers, you should meet following requirements:

  • 300 MHz x86 processor
  • 1 GB of disk space
  • 640×480 capable Graphics card and monitor
  • 128 MiB of system memory (RAM) (256 MiB for a virtual installation)
  • CD Drive



  1. Adding this to twitter great info.

  2. I am using Linux on personal PC, but for business I need accounting software. Is there any OS alternative? At least with export possibility to my accountant’s software? I found GnuCash but it doesn’t meet my requisites.

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