TurboLinux 4.0, 6.0 or higher
One of the strengths of Linux is its ability to run efficiently on minimal hardware. It is possible to create a fully-functional server or workstation on a system such as a 386 25MHz/4MB RAM/80MB hard drive, but the ability of a student to explore and use all of the features available would be limited. For that reason, two specifications are listed here, a minimum set of hardware specifications, and a recommended specifications for installing Linux, running the X Window System, and performing the most common learning tasks.
CPU: Pentium P133 or similar
RAM: 16 MB
HD: 1.5GB free space for a complete Linux installation (any of the above distributions)