want to know OpenSuse 13.2 minimum system requirements(with Gnome 3.18)

i want to run opensuse 13.2 with Gnome desktop. what’s the minimum (i repeat, Minimum) processor and ram requirements for following tasks to be performed smoothly (i repeat SMOOTHLY):

  1. surfing on the Internet with 4 or 6 tabs opened in Mozilla (i.e: facebook, various online judges).

2.coding on Codeblocks or Sublime.

  1. playing music at background.

(n.b: generally, i will be coding on Codeblocks with one or two tabs opened in Browser for most of the times)

another question: is “Celeron Quad Core N2940, 2.16GHz processor & 2GB ram” laptop is well enough for doing the above tasks Smoothly

Thank You. :slight_smile:

Don’t know about the “absolute minimum”, but I’ve done similar tasks on my (now test) laptop for years, briefly on Tumbleweed with Gnome 3.18, now with Leap 42.1 Gnome 3.16.
That’s with Core2Duo @ 1.8 Ghz, 2GB RAM, so I think you’re on the safe side.
If after “coding” you also mean “compiling and building”, well, that might be a different story…

thank you very much sir.
yes,after coding i’ll do the compiling and building thing, but it will be very basic.(only to solve Online judge problems), i can assure that i’ll not do any multimedia or document editing. so is the above configuration ok!

one more thing,is the CELERON QUAD CORE better than CORE2DUO?

btw,was your experience smooth enough?

thank you :slight_smile:

No direct experience with Celerons, but published benchmarks suggest the N2940 is slightly slower on single-core, but has 4 cores instead of 2 so should more than catch up :wink:
I never had to worry about “smoothness” with everyday jobs, but, you know, those are no video-editing or gaming machines…
The true bottleneck was the original disk (120 GB, 5400 RPM, 2007 vintage) but you should have a faster unit nowadays; be aware that the BTRFS filesystem in OS 13.2 generally is a burden to slower disks, so choosing the EXT4 filesystem at install or fitting a small SSD might be a wiser choice if your system’s HD is of the slower type.

I have always found Celerons to be anaemic compared to an equivalent speed full Intel. Different number of core of course makes thing hard do comparer and it comes down to the exact processes you want to run and how they use multiple threads.But then I tend to use AMD processors since you can still get them without the burden of an internal GPU

Nothing beats cores for compiling :wink:

I have Leap here on a late 2007 MacBook

  • 2.5GB of RAM
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz × 2
  • Intel® 965GM
  • OCZ Vertex460A 120GB SSD

It boots in 8-9 seconds, faster than my main machine…

4 cores, 8GB of RAM an SSD if you can and should be good to go. If you are coding/compiling alot and if you go the SSD route just check the SSD specs for writes per day, I use the OCZ’s because they are rated at 20+ GiB’s per day (I average 6.5GiB’s per day on all four of my SSD’s).

Best way to find out is to try it.:wink:

two more things :

1)is it possible to install ubuntu/openSuse/Arch linux on chromebooks with 32gb ssd? (i will add a portable hdd for it)

2)with the same desktop environment(Gnome 3.1x) which Linux distro needs less requirements, ARCH or OPENSUSE or FEDORA. (assume all are the latest version)

thank you :slight_smile:

Well chromebooks vary but in general all should be able to but you may have to to some tweaking

I doubt there is much resource usage difference between distro with same desktop. But there are lighter desktops

Recent OpenSUSE need some 8-10 GB for /root with EXT4 and a standard Gnome install, 25 to 40 GB being best for a “smooth” BTRFS install. Then you need room for your files in /home…

thanks everyone :smiley: