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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by caveinget View Post
    i think it will depend on your needs. If you are considering ubuntu for testing purposes, you should do with 12.10 but if you are thinking long-term, 12.04 is the best as they provide a five year maintainance..............
    Just an FYI 12.10 is pefectly stable release, for testing purpose try Ubuntu+1 that is Ubuntu 13.04

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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by zxcvbnmelvin View Post
    currently downloading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-Bit.
    Your CPU is 64-bit, so you can run the 64-bit version. It's somewhat faster than the 32-bit at certain things.

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    Re: Which is better?.

    12.10 64bit should be your choice.

    hard to say which one is better. depends what you are trying to acomplish. and what you would like to have.

    12.10
    + newer kernel (means better support for new hardware, also newer drivers included). your CPU and GPU chip is quite new on the market i believe.
    + newer programmes
    + new features
    + improved interface

    - stability maybe (for some it is working very well) not as good as in 12.04
    - no unity 2D, fallback mode not as good.

    12.04 LTS
    + five year support (until 2017) with security updates and big fixes
    + better stability of the OS
    + various good fallback modes (gnome fallback, unity 2D)

    - older kernel (=older drivers)
    - older versions of programmes
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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Your CPU is 64-bit, so you can run the 64-bit version. It's somewhat faster than the 32-bit at certain things.
    Does this really going to make that much difference? He has only 4GB RAM. Also there are still apps out there which require 32 bit libraries. For beginners I think 32 bit is best.
    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    12.10 64bit should be your choice.

    hard to say which one is better. depends what you are trying to acomplish. and what you would like to have.

    12.10
    + newer kernel (means better support for new hardware, also newer drivers included). your CPU and GPU chip is quite new on the market i believe.
    + newer programmes
    + new features
    + improved interface

    - stability maybe (for some it is working very well) not as good as in 12.04
    - no unity 2D, fallback mode not as good.

    12.04 LTS
    + five year support (until 2017) with security updates and big fixes
    + better stability of the OS
    + various good fallback modes (gnome fallback, unity 2D)

    - older kernel (=older drivers)
    - older versions of programmes
    Yeah you have some valid points, 12.10 must have drivers for latest hardware, this can be a reason to choose 12.10 over 12.04

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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by c2tarun View Post
    Does this really going to make that much difference? He has only 4GB RAM. Also there are still apps out there which require 32 bit libraries. For beginners I think 32 bit is best.
    For some jobs like video encoding, compression or encryption, yes it makes a big difference. There are no apps that will only install on a 32-bit system that I'm aware of, and I've been running 64-bit for years. There used to be a few (eg: Flash), but those days are long-gone. It really is trouble-free these days, I recommend anyone who can runs 64-bit. The amount of RAM you have is immaterial. I have 4GB of RAM, and have been running 64-bit ever since my system only had 2GB.

    Embrace the 64-bit, it's lovely

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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    For some jobs like video encoding, compression or encryption, yes it makes a big difference. There are no apps that will only install on a 32-bit system that I'm aware of, and I've been running 64-bit for years. There used to be a few (eg: Flash), but those days are long-gone. It really is trouble-free these days, I recommend anyone who can runs 64-bit. The amount of RAM you have is immaterial. I have 4GB of RAM, and have been running 64-bit ever since my system only had 2GB.

    Embrace the 64-bit, it's lovely
    there is little misunderstanding here.

    by having 4GB RAM I meant that 32 bit can use upto 4GB RAM to use RAM more than 4GB 64 bit is necessary.
    regarding apps support 32bit only I was about to say android sdk but I checked and now they are also in 64 bit , but to install latest ATI driver we must have 32 bit libraries

    Anyway 64 bit is obviously better than 32 bit in many aspects so no point of discussion here. He can use 32 or 64 as per his choice

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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by c2tarun View Post
    by having 4GB RAM I meant that 32 bit can use upto 4GB RAM to use RAM more than 4GB 64 bit is necessary.
    Used to be. The 32-bit version of Ubuntu now uses the PAE kernel by default, so can handle more than 4GB of RAM. That's why I said the amount of RAM doesn't matter.

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    Re: Which is better?.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Used to be. The 32-bit version of Ubuntu now uses the PAE kernel by default, so can handle more than 4GB of RAM. That's why I said the amount of RAM doesn't matter.
    Thanks I learned a new thing today.

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    Re: Which is better?.

    with PAE kernel you can go up to 64GB RAM.
    regular 64bit kernel goes up to (theoretically) 256TB RAM
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    Re: Which is better, ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 12.10?

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