Slackware Linux doesn't require an extremely powerful system to run
(though having one is quite nice :). It will run on systems as far back
as the 486. Below is a list of minimum system requirements needed to
install and run Slackware.
- 486 processor
- 64MB RAM (1GB+ suggested)
- About 5GB+ of hard disk space for a full install
- CD or DVD drive (if not bootable, then a bootable USB flash stick or PXE server/network card)
Additional hardware may be needed if you want to run the X Window
System at a usable speed or if you want network capabilities.