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Old 12-11-2014, 06:08 AM   #1
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Question [noob] what is better for me to start Ubuntu 64bit 14.04 or 14.10?


I am a noob, what is better for me to start Ubuntu 64bit 14.04 or 14.10 64bit?

I am not use to linux..

I tried the liveusb creator (lili) something like that.. with UBUNTU 64bit 14.10 with VIDEO card GYGABYTE HD 7770 OC , and the video just got black and the keyboard + mouse did not respond , I read somewhere that if I install the linux it's much better because I can UPDATE my software.

question number 2:
I read somewhere that support will be much longer on ubuntu 14.04 because 14.10 is just beta (development version). is that true? so I better install 14.04 no?

question number 3:
I heard that there is something called WINE and its not working very well on 64 bit is that true? I better install 32bit?

many thanks! I'm sorry to be very noob ..
 
Old 12-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ! The only silly question is the one you don't ask...

1. I'm no expert on video cards, so I can't help on that one.

2. Version 14.04 is the long-term-support version, and you will get bug-fixes for 5 years. Version 14.10 is not unstable, but it's only supported for 9 months: if you install it, you will have to upgrade to 15.04 next year.

3. There used to be a problem with Wine, but now the 64-bit version will run 32-bit programs. See here if there are any problems
http://askubuntu.com/questions/13671...-ubuntu#139254
 
Old 12-11-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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My recommendation would be to directly download the iso file of Ubuntu 14.04.1, which is the latest and most stable version. Either burn that to a DVD or put it on a USB and run the live version. That will let you get a sense of what it is like to run an Ubuntu distribution and see how it works with your current video card before messing with new drivers.

From my own experience, it is pretty easy to get Nvidia cards to work in Ubuntu, but I still struggle with some ATI (AMD) cards.
 
Old 12-11-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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Is there a blinking white cursor?
The debian installer is much better than Ubuntu's also it has options to boot graphically for certain video cards. Not only that debian uses less resources than Ubuntu.

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Old 12-12-2014, 05:13 AM   #5
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thanks all for the replies! , and EDDY1 yes ! there was blinking white cursor, and when there was moving banner (like flash or something) there was black lines as it move! (for example like in the news moving text on the buttom! ). THANKSS!!
 
Old 12-12-2014, 05:32 AM   #6
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I found some distribution called Mint cinamon 64bit-"rebeca" im checking this!! Right now it behave good! maybe I Will install this (after i will merge some partition because I Think there is limitation of max 4 primary partitions only Right?? so I cant install on the fifth primary partition linux (by using the SHRINK method I saw on utube).
 
Old 12-12-2014, 11:57 AM   #7
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Mint is very similar to Ubuntu, except for the user interfaces. If you prefer Mint, just install instead of Ubuntu. You can have two Linuxes, though, because Linux can boot from a logical partition inside an extended primary partition.
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
 
Old 12-12-2014, 04:14 PM   #8
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Let's see your partitions, post output of
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fdisk -l
 
Old 12-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #9
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I found some distribution called Mint cinamon 64bit-"rebeca"
DO NOT use Buntus !!! (see my signature)

use MINT...
 
Old 12-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...n_Timeline.svg

I say\customize. ...*buntus are built in it like Mint...

Easy as pie!

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Old 12-12-2014, 06:24 PM   #11
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Let's see your partitions, post output of
nothing happens when I enter this command :X
 
Old 12-12-2014, 10:38 PM   #12
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sudo fdisk -l
 
Old 12-14-2014, 05:11 PM   #13
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Almost 2015...timeline arrives til 2012...

 
Old 12-15-2014, 03:49 AM   #14
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Hi unnamed1,
You can also look at Puppy Linux.
It's a live distro. It can be run from CD, DVD, Blueray, USB, even can be installed on Hard drive.
When running live It can save back any changes you made or new programs installed in a savefile on drive you choose, even on the same CD,DVD or Blueray you are booting from in multisession mode.

Please take a look at Tahrpup 6.0 CE, a 32 bit ubuntu based Puppy linux variant, It can install packages from ubuntu repo from it's package manager. It's just 200Mb iso to download.

I use Fatdog64-631 the stable one, and I am testing Fatdog64-700 beta2. It is 64bit puppy made from Linux from scratch. It's 250Mb iso.

I am only general desktop user. I mostly use Vlc, Firefox, Gimp, Libre-office, Libre-CAD etc...But there are many other sofwares available too.
Also being in ram they start and work so fast. My system gets to desktop after I press power ON button in just 13secs, that too not using SSD, Booting from usb2.0 stick.

Just take a look, it won't mess with anything that is preinstalled on your drive, and gives faster experience than other live distros I tried.

I am new to linux. I have win7 and ubuntu 13.10 installed on my machine. But since I found Puppy in Feb this year, I have been using it and never booted in win7 entirely and occasionally boot ubuntu.

In the end, use anything that fulfills your needs.

Thanks.

- Neeraj
 
  


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