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    Unhappy 64 bit 12.10

    I am confused, I downloaded the image for 12.10 64 bit, I burned a disk and installed it on my new pc removing windows 8 to do so. This pc has a Intel Pentium processor G645 64 bit. Ok so now the details window shows that I have the 32 bit os and internet transfers are sllllooooooooowwwwwwww. So what version do I have 32 or 64 bit???? Why must we have these kinds of troubles with Ubuntu?????????

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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    There are two main ISO and many other images/versions to download. They incorrectly suggest the 32 bit down load as many users have old computers. With any newer computer you need the 64 bit version.

    You should have downloaded this:
    ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso
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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by harlie View Post
    I am confused, I downloaded the image for 12.10 64 bit, I burned a disk and installed it on my new pc removing windows 8 to do so. This pc has a Intel Pentium processor G645 64 bit. Ok so now the details window shows that I have the 32 bit os and internet transfers are sllllooooooooowwwwwwww. So what version do I have 32 or 64 bit???? Why must we have these kinds of troubles with Ubuntu?????????

    Harlie
    Code:
    uname -m
    will tell you what version you have, the default download is 32 bit.

    As for "why" nothing is perfect, "why" do people need to ask such questions
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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    Why must we have these kinds of troubles with Ubuntu?????????
    Which version did you buy? The Ubuntu Home edition? The Ubuntu Enterprise edition? The Ubuntu Professional edition?
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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    which version did you buy? The ubuntu home edition? The ubuntu enterprise edition? The ubuntu professional edition?
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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by harlie View Post
    Why must we have these kinds of troubles with Ubuntu?????????

    Harlie
    Sadly for the same reason we have troubles with windows, no OS is perfect. (No, not even OSX )

    Looking at it, I'd say you downloaded the 32bit iso by mistake.
    Go to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop, and redownload it.

    NOTE - the 'default, recommended' option is 32 bit. You will need to change that to 64 bit before you start the download, otherwise you'll get a 32 bit iso again

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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    The reason why 32-bit is recommended is because A) 32-bit will run on either 32-bit or 64-bit PCs(64-bits only run on 64-bit PCs), and B) unlike Windows, where it is one disk one machine, Ubuntu can install multiple times on multiple PCs.
    Just because you might download Ubuntu on a 64-bit system does not mean that it will be the system that you will be installing it on.

    Follow the advice above on downloading the 64-bit version, and don't worry about the amd64.iso tag, the amd64 is a trademark thingy or something. It'll work on most(not sure about all)x86_64 systems.
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    Exclamation Re: 64 bit 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by harlie View Post
    I am confused, I downloaded the image for 12.10 64 bit, I burned a disk and installed it on my new pc removing windows 8 to do so. This pc has a Intel Pentium processor G645 64 bit. Ok so now the details window shows that I have the 32 bit os and internet transfers are sllllooooooooowwwwwwww. So what version do I have 32 or 64 bit???? Why must we have these kinds of troubles with Ubuntu?????????

    Harlie
    Running 32 instead of 64 will NOT, I repeat, NOT make your "internet transfers" sllllooooooooowwwwwwww....
    That is some other problem!
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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    AMD64 is an accident of history. AMD managed to barely squeak past Intel in bringing a 64 bit processor and instruction set to the consumer market first, so the name stuck.

    You'll often see references to x64 or x86-64 these days, too.

    IA64 is specific to Intel's Itanium series of processors.
    Last edited by QIII; December 14th, 2012 at 09:32 PM.

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    Re: 64 bit 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    There are two main ISO and many other images/versions to download. They incorrectly suggest the 32 bit down load as many users have old computers. With any newer computer you need the 64 bit version.

    You should have downloaded this:
    ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso
    This is what I downloaded and installed but I got 32 bit.

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