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    what version of Ubuntu?

    I have a dell D430 that has a core2duo processor. is that processor a 64 bit processor? what is the best version of Ubuntu to use?

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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    Yes, it is 64 bit. Version is a matter of taste. I suggest to start with Ubuntu 12.04.

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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    It depends on the amount of Ram. If you have 1Gb or less I would recommend you to stick with xubuntu or lubuntu. If you have more than 1Gb, then definitely stick with Ubuntu.

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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

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    Again, depends on the amount of ram, and also your personal taste, if you have more than 1gb, then go for Ubuntu 12.04 or Kubuntu 12.04, if less than 1gb, go for Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Ubuntu uses the Unity desktop environment, Kubuntu uses KDE, Lubuntu uses LXDE, and Xubuntu uses XFCE, all very nice distributions.
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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    My post above showed the distro's with their default DE's, Lubuntu also comes with Openbox, but I would not recommend that for new users to Linux.
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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    i DLed the 64 bit version of Ubuntu and it says amd64. will that work with the 64bit core2duo Intel chip?

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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.B View Post
    i DLed the 64 bit version of Ubuntu and it says amd64. will that work with the 64bit core2duo Intel chip?
    Yes it will work, don't worry about the amd designation.

    I think amd64 refers to the instruction set of the chip rather than the maker of the chip.
    Last edited by PaulW2U; July 10th, 2012 at 05:03 PM. Reason: Added info

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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    yes
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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by codingman View Post
    ^+1
    Again, depends on the amount of ram, and also your personal taste, if you have more than 1gb, then go for Ubuntu 12.04 or Kubuntu 12.04, if less than 1gb, go for Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Ubuntu uses the Unity desktop environment, Kubuntu uses KDE, Lubuntu uses LXDE, and Xubuntu uses XFCE, all very nice distributions.
    Isn't 64bit capable of handling >3 GB of RAM while the 32bit require an extra "step" to see more than 3GB?
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    Re: what version of Ubuntu?

    True, but codingman was speaking in general, since we still don't know the amount of Ram. Edit;
    Last edited by GreatDanton; July 10th, 2012 at 05:23 PM.

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