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I recently installed 12.10 - dual boot using Wubi. I had numerous stability problems: many sporadic, unaccounted for system errors, software that was installed and then seemed to disappear from App Launcher, etc.

Machine is new HP quad with 4 gig memory - wonderful piece of hardware - definitely no hardware problems there.

I went back to 12.04 (installed from ISO image, not Wubi) and it's rock solid - never any issues at all.

New to Linux/Ubuntu after 20 years on MS/Windows and loving it - I develop in C++ and Python - maybe will try Lazarus since I know Delphi. Would like to use the latest and greatest Ubuntu but I will not sacrifice stabilty.

Are there known stabilty problems with 12.10? Would using the standard install instead of Wubi help?

Seems a lot of users are voting down this question - not sure why since other users have confirmed problems.

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closed as not constructive by devav2, Jorge Castro, Luis Alvarado, WarriorIng64, Uri Herrera Nov 19 '12 at 19:39

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12.10 is ready for prime time. Since October 18, it has been stable version. Maybe, Wubi is causing these problems, so I advice you to install Ubuntu 12.10 without Wubi. –  Hckr Nov 13 '12 at 18:21
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I'm having the sporadic system errors on both my machines as well since 12.10. Sadly I have to say it's the most unreliable Ubuntu I've ever had :-( I didn't use Wubi so I think that's not the problem. –  André Stannek Nov 13 '12 at 18:21
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Wubi is not intended to be used as a final installation, it is for you to try Ubuntu see if you like it and do the full install, so you can't really compare, of course it should work mostly fine and problem free, else report the bugs. 12.10 has been receiving updates ever since it's release it will receive more as always. LTS releases are meant to be stable, so if you want stability use the LTS. –  Uri Herrera Nov 13 '12 at 18:21
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@Mikey I probably owe you a better explanation then. It's a reason for close-voting, explained in the FAQ. I believe it meets the community's definition of 'Not a real question'(specifically the overly broad & vague parts) and so voted accordingly. In plain English sure it is a real question, but it isn't a good fit here on this site. –  Tom Brossman Nov 15 '12 at 19:27
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Comparing Wubi to normal install.... Is like comparing the moon with cheese.... It may look like it, but it isnt really cheese. –  Dr_Bunsen Nov 19 '12 at 16:51

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I reinstalled 12.10 from the CD, it upgraded my 12.04 installation to 12.10 and everything has been working smoothly - 12.10 appears to be solid and fast.

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I have the same computer setup (Quad 4 ,4 gigs, etc.). There is a stable problem with Wubi and 12.10. It Crashes alot, it is the most unstable version i've ever seen in Ubuntu , since 10.04 Lts. Maybe if we wait, since it is new, the updates might fix the problem and with all those people reporting bugs too. But do we need a Combo Bios? Like windows and Linux combo bios , or one or the other? I am running 12.10 on a windows Bios along with Wubi. The Ubuntu OS is in a windows Folder. Like a Cloud , but not. 12.04 won't detect my monitor. But 12.10 will. Just some thoughts.

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I'm sticking with 12.04 LTS meanwhile. No problems at all with that version. I installed from CD and its on it's own partition. –  Vector Nov 15 '12 at 16:51

Ubuntu 12.10 STS(Known For new feature and innovation) is latest version after the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS(Known for its stability). As the name describes.. Try to be with the stable systems rather than new features untill it get mature

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What... is STS? –  Uri Herrera Nov 19 '12 at 19:40
    
@UriHerrera: "Standard Term Support", used by various software. Have never seen Ubuntu use it. From the Google of it it seems to be mainly a term used in the Spanish milieu when it comes to Ubuntu. –  Morpfh Nov 19 '12 at 19:53

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