I just got a new ThinkPad X230, 4 Gigs RAM, core i5 processor (3210m), and Windows 8.
I wish to dual boot it with ubuntu 12.04.1 64 bit. I got the release page but it's got several links for downloading ubuntu, also the links are a bit confusing. What is MAC-amd64 for? And what's the difference between desktop and alternate download?
The release page: http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/
It seems that Ask Ubuntu and Questions for Ubuntu on Launchpad at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu cater to the same type of questions. What is the difference between the two, in the sense that in which of the two should I post my questions? Is there any duplication of effort?
What's the main difference between programming the Windows and in Ubuntu? In university, is it necessary to program in Ubuntu? I currently have windows and was thinking of switching but I would need to dl everything again ;;
I want to use some devices on a Ubuntu VM in VMWare environment. I have a choice of using them as RDM or VMDK. I was originally thinking of using them as RDM due to performance benefits. However I am running into some issues due to compatibility (somewhere in the software-hardware stack of ubuntu version, ubuntu kernel version, driver, motherboard, disks etc.).
is there any difference between using Ubuntu Unity and Ubunt Classic/Fallback? Just to be clear, I'm not talking about the Launcher or the Dash. Of course Ubuntu Classic/Fallback doesn't have the Launcher/Dash, but this is not the difference I'm talking about. I mean differences related to performance, features, functionalities, compatibilities, etc. These kinds of differences.
As the title says, a very simple question;
What is the difference between a Xubuntu and an Ubuntu with XFCE (Xubuntu-Desktop packages) installed?
Is there only a difference in installed packages and default applications, or are there other differences as well?
And would there be any reason to install Ubuntu with the Xubuntu-Desktop packages rather than Xubuntu itself?
I presume this applies to any Gnome desktop. What is the difference between these two commands? According to the Ubuntu documentation and questions that reference it, the former also sets the $HOME environment variable and copy the .Xauthority variable to temporary location, but are those the only differences for all systems running Gnome, or do they only apply to Ubuntu?