Linux Mint 12 System Requirements

Linux Mint LogoLinux Mint 12 codenamed Lisa is now available for download. Following are the minimal system requirements for installing and running Linux Mint 12 (Lisa),

Minimum System Requirements for Linux Mint 12

  • x86 or amd64 processor. The ISO you need to download depends on the processor you have. Currently Linux Mint 12 is not available for ia64.
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5GB of hard disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD or USB support

However the above minimum system configuration is not good enough for a good experience with Linux Mint 12. For example, to get GNOME 3 running in full power, you need a 3D capable video card. Following is the recommended base configuration for Linux Mint 12,

Recommended System Requirements for Linux Mint 12

  • x86 or amd64 dual core processor (Phenom X2 or Intel E5700 or above) with a clock speed of 2GHZ and above
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 10GB of hard disk space
  • A 3D capable graphics card (NVidia GeForce or ATI cards)
  • CD/DVD or USB support

Ideal System Configuration for Linux Mint 12

Lisa is lightning fast on my system. Here are my machine specs,

  • Intel Core i5-2500K – 3.3GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 512GB Seagate hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6800 with 1GB RAM

If you have older system which is slow while running GNOME 3, you can switch to GNOME classic (without effects) desktop during login (Click on the wheel icon shown in the login screen).

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