View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.04 or xubuntu 12.04?

January 26th, 2013, 09:26 PM
here is the deal. I picked up a optiplex 330 real cheap with a E7200 C2D processor and 2gigs of ram 6670 gpu. My dilemma is whether or not to say with 10.04. I initially installed 12.04 on the system only to find it to be very slow. So after some research I found 10.04 to be certified for my system. Also I found threats stating that 10.04 is better than 12.04 when it comes to working on older hardware. I guess my question is am I missing out on anything 12.04 has to offer? I know also that 10.04 support is ending soon. As the title states if i were to go to 12.04 it would have to be xubuntu as I was not impressed with the performance of ubuntu 12.04 on my system. So stay with ubuntu 10.04 or try xubuntu 12.04?

January 26th, 2013, 10:07 PM
The nice thing about a fairly current install of the OS is community support. If there is an issue, it tends to get solved. 12.04 will be around for a while so any bugs still remaining or other issues should get rectified.

January 26th, 2013, 11:24 PM
12.04 has newer versions of software in the repositories. 10.04 support ends in April. If Ubuntu 12.04 was slow then try either Xubuntu 12.04 or Lubuntu 12.04. I have Xubuntu 12.04 running on a older laptop (single core) than your computer.

January 27th, 2013, 02:48 AM
So stay with ubuntu 10.04 or try xubuntu 12.04?

Go with xubuntu 12.04.

January 27th, 2013, 04:24 PM
thanks for the advice guys. I will try xubuntu 12.04