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I downloaded Ubuntu might of made a mistake


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#1 moris

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:39 PM

Ok i downloaded ubuntu but i downloaded it for desktop not for laptop... and is it bad if i installed the desktop version would i have to switch right away?

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:16 PM

i didn't know there was a laptop version (i don't think there is). there are some versions that focus on netbooks like easypeasy, but i just finished sampling easypeasy on a desktop a couple of days ago. it doesn't do any harm to the computer. it may just not feel as good to use.
you don't have anything to worry about. personally, i like hardy heron 8.04. very solid OS.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:54 PM

The desktop version is the one you want for most PCs. There are 3 editions of Ubuntu available: Desktop which is for most desktops and laptops, Netbook Remix which is used for netbooks and for other Atom powered devices, finally there is the Server edition which is used for servers.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:09 PM

alright ty everyone also do you know if 64 bit is better than 32 bit?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:29 AM

64-bit is only better if you have a lot of Ram. If you have more than 2Gbyte ram, you may be able to use it better. But generally speaking for everyday users there is no particular advantage to 64-bit.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:27 PM

I'm running regular Ubuntu 10.04 on my Acer Aspire One netbook -- not the Netbook Edition -- for a few months, now. It works fine. The Netbook Edition arranges applications, etc., for a smaller screen -- but I need reading glasses, anyway, so the smaller, "more crowded" layout suits me fine! :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:48 PM

well, it depends, like its mentioned if your running 3 or more gigs of ram, you will need 64 bit for better use, as a 32 bit OS will only recognize between 3.25 and 3.75 gigs of Ram. Another advantage is a 64 bit OS will make better use of your 64 bit processor, but if your not running a lot of CPU intensive programs, you probably wont recognize any difference there.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:49 AM

With a Linux Kernel having Physical Address Extension a 32bit Linux Kernel can use more then 3Gigs.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-linux-...ation-solution/

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