[Freegis-list] hardware requirements for linux-based GIS

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Fri Oct 1 11:49:23 CEST 2004

On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 09:01:49PM +0200, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 02:42:52PM -0400, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> > Tim Greenhow wrote:
> > >I am very interested in exploring open-source GIS on Linux, but I am 
> > >truly a newbie when it comes to Linux. In my search for a new laptop 
> > >computer I find some salesmen blithely tell me that "sure, this machine 
> > >can run Linux, though we don't normally sell it with that OS installed." 

> > I can't speak for the GRASS requirements specifically (I think it should 
> > run on any decent machine but I may be wrong),

Even old machines are fine. Just OpenGL support is recommended
and lots of RAM for computations on large data sets (the software itself
doesn't require much).

> another nice test is to carry a recent Knoppix CD to the shop
> and boot it. You can at least find out whether all the elements
> are supported by some Linux drivers.

Right. And you can go further and take a Knoppix derivate containing
even GRASS, Mapserver etc! Some options are listed here:



 (Free GIS/GRASS-on-laptop users for years :-)

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