Hardware requirements Kubuntu Precise Pangolin runs with as little as 384 Mb RAM. GUI installer requires a minimum of 256 Mb RAM. Alternative text-based installer can run using only 192 Mb RAM. The installation takes between 3-4 Gb hard drive space. 8-10 Gb will be needed to run comfortably. At least 25-30 Gb will likely [...]
There are a number of Linux distributions available. One can download Linux from Internet, from certain magazines distributing Linux or boxed versions of Linux from companies like Red Hat, Mandrake Soft and others.
Most Linux distributions are available free of cost on internet.
It is not necessary to install Linux on hard disk to use [...]