[ubuntu] Hardware performance 12.04 v 12.10?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I know this is a query full of variables, but I would value opinions on whether I would take a general performance hit upgrading to 12.10 from 12.04. I have always used the latest release since 7.04 but I'm wondering whether it might be better to stay for a while. My machine is a P4 2.60GHz with 3G RAM and a GeForce 6600 GT 128Mb GPU. It has 3 HDDs (2 x 120G and 1x160G) dual booting with XP. Ubuntu is on the 160G disk. I mainly use it for general office & web browsing stuff, watching video, not much gaming atm unfortunately. I use Unity3D, compiz, conky etc. I'm hoping to build a new (Hardware)