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İm using windows 8 my system is : İntel core2duo t6400 2.0 ghz 2mb cache 6 gb ddr3 1033 mhz ram Nvidia 9600mGS Gpu and i have 500 gb hdd i love to play games so i prefer windows 8 for games but i would lıke to use ubuntu for my daily use i am thinking to use it alongside with windows 8 it is possible right? should i install 12.04 or 13.04 also i use 64 bit windows so i should use 64bit ubuntu right? thank you for your answers

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marked as duplicate by Alvar, karel, Radu Rădeanu, Avinash Raj, Eliah Kagan Jan 6 '14 at 10:42

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@Alvar, he is not asking for the differences in the Ubuntu Flavours. He is asking on which version of Ubuntu (either 12.04 or 13.04) should he install as stated in the part should i install 12.04 or 13.04 also i use 64 bit windows. – Chester Oct 9 '13 at 1:01
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Ubuntu 12.04 is a Long Term Support Release (LTS) while 13.04 is a Regular Release.

If you want the latest and cutting edge technologies that Ubuntu has to offer, you may use 13.04 (or 13.10) but if you are looking for a tried and proven stable environment with continuous updates in the near future, I will stick with 12.04.

It will basically depend on your preference and the environment that you will be using your Ubuntu box. Take for example if I will be making a production server, I would rather install Ubuntu 12.04 (or any LTS Release) because of the updates that will come its way. However, if I will be using it on a daily basis, I may want to try the new and cutting edge technologies which will bring me to install the latest release.

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first of all thank you for your answer i will use ubuntu for only daily use watch movies and internet surf so i am downloading 13.04 now but is my system enough for ubuntu ? beacuse ı was tried 12.04 before and it was feeling a bit laggy not smooth thanks again – Can Oct 9 '13 at 1:08
Ubuntu's system requirements are quite modest according to the System Requirements Page. The lag that you experienced before might be due to the fact that your video card drivers are not installed. – Chester Oct 9 '13 at 1:12
ok so now i am installing ubuntu alongside my windows 8 i am a pretty noob about ubuntu so thank you after install if i feel a lag again should i ask another question or should i ask it on this question ? again thanks – Can Oct 9 '13 at 1:15
After installation, follow the steps on this guide to install the drivers for your GPU. – Chester Oct 9 '13 at 1:15
If after installing the drivers for the GPU and it is still laggy, you may want to ask a new question. – Chester Oct 9 '13 at 1:19

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