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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04?

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    Re: Do I pick Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04

    My experience has been after running 12.04 (LTS release) then 12.10 and now 13.04, that 13.04 is using less resources because of many improvements in unity...Personally, i couldn't see myself going back to 12.04 now...
    What i will probably do is upgrade to 13.10 when it arrives and once 14.04 is here (next april) then i might clean install and start on a 2 year LTS to LTS cycle....perhaps you might want to consider doing something along those lines...

    It's just that there have been so many changes in the unity desktop environment and as was mentioned, many more between now and next year's 14.04 that i figured that if i was to go with LTS versions i would want to wait to start doing that at 14.04's release rather then now...
    Last edited by craig10x; June 17th, 2013 at 05:54 PM.

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    Re: Do I pick Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04

    Others have already mentioned this ... but I will emphasize this -- one major factor is the graphics chipset you have in your PC.

    Why?

    Because if you have an AMD chipset of the HD 2x/3x/4x variety, the latest Ubuntu version that will support AMD restricted drivers is 12.04.1. Starting with 12.04.2, and continuing with 12.10 and 13.04, the X-server version got upgraded to a new version that is incompatible with the AMD restricted drivers for those chipsets.

    If you don't have one of those AMD chipsets, or if you're willing to live with the default Radeon open source drivers, then the choice really is up to you.
    Last edited by Mark Phelps; June 17th, 2013 at 10:35 PM.
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