Posted on 2012-08-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-12
Hi Everybody, i want to install the Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 version in my laptop. When i enter to the page of Ubuntu they recommend the version of 32 bits (see the attached picture).

Ubuntu recommended
Why ? 32 bits on ubuntu is more stable than 64 bits?.

Question by:ecarreon
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    It appears that many things are still not supported in 64-bit systems.   And it looks like only (AMD64) is supported anyway.
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    Without knowing the specs of your machine it is hard to say why they recommended 32 bit.

    Why do you feel 64 bit is necessary for a desktop anyway.  I say install the 32 bit, you will have less problems and you will not notice any difference with 64 bit anyway.
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    If you have a 64-bit capable CPU, Ubuntu x64 should work for you.

    You can also download the 64-bit version and try the disk in 'Live' mode prior to installing it.

    After booting up on the install CD (or USB stick), when you get to the page where you pick the language, just choose "Try Ubuntu" instead of "Install Ubuntu."
    Try or Install Ubuntu

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