It's hardly anything to brag about, and Puppy is even better on it, but old does not equal dead. If it did I'd be dead
OK, I've done a lot of searching, but before I get started just let me say I wouldn't have freaked out had I not encountered a butt load of other bugs
It appears that the devs had planned on dropping non-PAE in 12.04, but then they decided to postpone that until 12.10. Based on this install it would appear that they changed their minds again
It appears to have nothing to do with the other bugs I encountered
Not a pleasant experience when you're testing iso-images, along with many iso-rebuilds, and a bug causes one to look for things that are different than usual.
I have a 64-bit computer, but I always use a 32-bit Linux installation. Fewer headaches. I've never encountered something I couldn't do that required 64-bits. Performance is great. I've got 4 GB RAM in my current rig, and I don't think I've ever exceeded 2 GB or so in actual use.
Perhaps one day, when the world is completely 64-bit, it will be a more compelling choice. But for now, 32-bit works just fine for me.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ty_pae64&num=1 for lots of benchmarks comparing 686, 686PAE and x64. That atom is one of the few that's 64bits so who knows what improvement you'd see with a 64bit install. You must attempt it in the name of science!
Re: Why the pae kernel, avoid it by using AMD64 instead.
2013 Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop, 2010 Dell Inspiron 1012 Mini Net Book, 2010 Dell Inspiron Zino HD 400, Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4, and Apple IPad Mini WIFI Only.
So....if I can't buy a new laptop I can't run Ubuntu Precise Pangolin and other future versions of Ubuntu?