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    Ubuntu 10.04 or xubuntu 12.04?

    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?

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 or xubuntu 12.04?

    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.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 or xubuntu 12.04?

    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.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; January 26th, 2013 at 11:46 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 or xubuntu 12.04?

    So stay with ubuntu 10.04 or try xubuntu 12.04?
    Go with xubuntu 12.04.
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 or xubuntu 12.04?

    thanks for the advice guys. I will try xubuntu 12.04

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