Hardware requirements

The minimum hardware requirements are:

  • A i686 processor, which is a Pentium Pro or above
  • 128 MB RAM
  • free hard disk space of approx. 3 GB

Since a minimum of 128 MB RAM is needed the CPU should be at least a Pentium III or similar in pratice. Systems before that with 128 MB RAM or more were very seldom. The installation and usage on a Pentium III 750 Mhz system with 128 MB RAM and a 15 GB IDE HDD was successfully tested.

However, for a full “user experience”, using a full featured web browser and watching internet videos, see the following recommended hardware requirements

  • A Pentium IV class processor or better (also Intel Celeron D, Pentium M, AMD Athlon XP)
  • 256 MB RAM

With this hardware requirements ConnochaetOS continues the tradition to run well on a 10 year old system. With the minimum hardware requirements - the P III is a CPU from the last century - down to 15 year old systems are supported.

For checking hardware compatibility with ConnochaetOS you might want to visit https://h-node.org/