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    Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    I have been using ubuntu 12.04 lts for my dell mini inspiron is that new version of ubuntu works with my notebook ?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Who knows?

    Try a live usb to see how it does, though I suspect that the unity interface my be a bit heavy for that machine. Maybe Xubuntu would be better.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported until April 2015, so why install a newer Ubuntu?
    And ... next April the new LTS version will be published, and the lighter versions Lubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 14.04, which, as ajgreeny already said, you also might try. The 14.04 versions will be supported for 5 years.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by Topsiho View Post
    Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported until April 2015, so why install a newer Ubuntu?
    April 2017.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by Topsiho View Post
    Ubuntu 12.04 will be supported until April 2015, so why install a newer Ubuntu?
    Because of better hardware support. Trying to run old software on new hardware is asking for problems.

    We don't know the computer in question. Maybe it runs 12.04 well but if problems appear switching to 13.10 should be the first step to try.
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    Bringing old hardware back to life.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    To Howefield: IMHO it IS 2015. 2017 is for servers. 3 years updates for the desktop, 5 years security updates for servers. From April 2012.

    The in between versions are supported for only 18 months, the very new versions for only 9 months, so it might be a waste of time to upgrade to 13.10. Is supported only until July 2014.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by Topsiho View Post
    To Howefield: IMHO it IS 2015. 2017 is for servers. 3 years updates for the desktop, 5 years security updates for servers. From April 2012.
    Doesn't really matter what your opinion is, go look it up.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by Chitra_B._Gurung View Post
    I have been using ubuntu 12.04 lts for my dell mini inspiron is that new version of ubuntu works with my notebook ?
    I use 12.04 on my Dell laptop and will probably use it for a couple of more years. Its not the latest and greatest; it just works.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Just my two penny-worth; Xubuntu 12.04 is supported till 2015, Ubuntu 12.04 till 2117, so perhaps Topsiho is confusing the two OSs.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by Topsiho View Post
    To Howefield: IMHO it IS 2015. 2017 is for servers. 3 years updates for the desktop, 5 years security updates for servers. From April 2012.
    They have changed the update policy for LTS releases (and non-LTS, actually, reduced to 9 months of support), it is now 5 years for both the server and the desktop versions.

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