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My computer, a HP d260 MT brand machine has the following specs:

  • Pentium 4 processor @3.0 Ghz
  • On-board Intel 82865G graphics controller
  • 1 GB RAM It is bios supported Can anyone tell me should I choose Xubuntu 12.04 or Xubuntu 12.04.2 Thank you My computer has xp and ubuntu 10.04 installed.And hid the grub with windows as default and i am not able to access ubuntu.
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why not 13.04, get all the bells and whistles :) take a look at… – SimplySimon Jul 28 '13 at 16:46
i thought that xubuntu 12.04.2 is for uefi and xubuntu 12.04 is for bios – Sivakethan Aug 1 '13 at 17:08
i am not able to boot into xubuntu 12.04.2 live cd which i burned myself. Is it because i have ubuntu 10.04 installed already.Burning cd was successful at that time. – Sivakethan Aug 1 '13 at 17:13
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Both are the same, just different point releases. The point releases and dates are: 12.04.1 (23 August 2012), 12.04.2 (14 February 2013), 12.04.3 (22 August 2013) and 12.04.4 (24 January 2014).

Now that being said, you can download and install Xubuntu. I just installed it on a Celeron with 1GB RAM, and I love it. Its quick, and snappy.

Hope that helps you.

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but when i used xubuntu 12.04.2 its not booting into installer from cd\ – Sivakethan Aug 1 '13 at 16:55
Why did accept, and unaccept the answer? How did you burn the CD? What error message(s) are you getting? – Mitch Aug 1 '13 at 17:13
no error message i got at the time of burning the live cd – Sivakethan Aug 1 '13 at 17:15
sorry i unaccepted as i still did not get answer – Sivakethan Aug 1 '13 at 17:16
You said xubuntu 12.04.2 its not booting into installer. What is it doing? Plus your question was which one to choose, and not about the installation itself. – Mitch Aug 1 '13 at 17:17

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