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Old 09-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #31
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Thanks Jase you my guy anyway its a junk computer i found in my girlfriends garage. I have changed original hard drive C: which has win xp on it installed slave hard drive f: which has the linux, just because i could and i know nothing about it, installed a secondary dvd rom drive, just so he can watch his dvds. All out of junk computers i had laying around house, and its for my grandson is the reason its gotta be wireless. and correct me if im wrong here but 12.04 is 64 bit isnt it and i have a 32 bit system, anyway point is im not computer stupid just linux ignorant, but i will learn it and maybe i can teach you guys something one day, anyway thanks again Jase you rock, and i am waiting for my pci network card to come in, I have one pci slot left open, i will let you know when i get her going.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:28 PM   #32
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Hey YO! Ubuntu 10.04 is still fine, it will have support from Canonical until next year I think. But Ubuntu 12.04 is also distributed in 32 bit and 64 bit from the Canonical web site www.ubuntu.com

However if you just want to play around 10.04 is fine.
Good luck to you!
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #33
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Thanks Tron was not aware of that i have heard there are issues with 12.04, but know nothing of it only been running 10.04 a week. Been quite a learning experience but i will figure it out, so what are your thoughts on the 12.04.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #34
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12.04 is nice, they changed the graphical interface in that release so it felt kind of foreign at first but now is o.k. My graphic card is quite old so I had to turn off some of the features in the GUI.

If you decide to download 12.04 and pop the DVD in your computer to boot it will give you the option of upgrade. It will also give you the option to boot in live session mode for you to test the software without having to install it anything.

It will also tell you if your processor is not supported. I think I read somewhere that Ubuntu is not supporting Pentium M anymore but really I don't know because I haven't tried it.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 11:21 PM   #35
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Tron,...

There's other issues with 12.04,... I know since I tried it. Graphics driver regressions, broken wifi & other device detection, yada, yada yada,... I'll likely switch to Debian Sid with KDE before I'd consider going to 12.04. Ubuntu's a mess... Mint has issues too. Time to go home to PaPa... I'm hearing good things about Debian Unstable.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #36
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Thanks Jase AND Tron i think i will just stick with what i got now i am just now starting to get it to do some of the things i want it to do. Jase said earlier if it aint broke dont fix it i have always believed that.

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:17 AM   #37
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Ubuntu tends to have severe regressions. 12.04 was worse then most releases.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 07:04 AM   #38
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Thanks Kitty think i will stay with what i have for now, just starting to learn a bit about it.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #39
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Ubuntu 12.04 supports 32 bit just fine.
Only a few Linux distros have dropped 32 bit support which (IMO) very premature and just plain stupid.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #40
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Thanks kitty but ill just stick with what i have for now i cant even get it to do what i want it to.LOL
 
  


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