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Old 12-05-2014
How much take space Linux operating system?

Hi Guys,

I have a PC (laptop), where ram is 1 GB, hard disk is 400 GB, Now in my PC has window7 & oracle 10g, suppose if we now installed linux then will my system work or we should remove window7 now, please let me know that which linux version is take less space in PC.
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Old 12-05-2014
If you remove Windows, then you will have also lost the windows version of Oracle 10g.
If you dual boot Linux then Linux will not be running Oracle 10g because it a windows app, so Windows will have to continue to run it.

Since you apparently know nothing about Linux, simply clean up your disk. Do not install Linux simply to save space, because Linux requires a little knowledge to set up and run well. Adding software you cannot use well is not going to help you.

Consider this:
You can turn on compression on your hard drive's filesystem. This probably is your best answer, I am assuming you have no idea how clean unwanted files from your system. Or you have done that already. How to Use File Compression in Windows 7 | eHow
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Old 12-05-2014
The actualy space usage does not really depend wether you use Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD or Solaris.
It does depend which, and how many programms you have installed.

But it is true to say, that a basic installation of LXDE takes less space than a Gnome or KDE.
But anway, it could be very small:
Code:
df -h 
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/dm-0        31G  4.4G   25G  16% /

But, that is my system which was built with a minimal approach, using a WM most people cannot handle.

'Count' with 10 GB per system, and add at least like 5 GB 'secure' space to that.
This is also true for Windows.
A default Windows installation (vista,7,8) takes around 7 to 12 GB.

And with a disk of 400GB, i dont really see the need to switch, at least not caused due to space.

This said, i highly recomend what Jim already said.

Hope this helps
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Old 12-05-2014
Another thing to consider is the amount of ram you have. 1GB is the bare minimum now days to run Win or Linux. Both would run much better with 2GB or more.
 
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