Will Ubuntu 18.04 LTS run install ok with Intel Core i5-460M?

Asked by simon ward on 2018-11-28

Hello, I have an old laptop - Samsung R780 Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb 64 bit), I've already installed Ubuntu 18.10, but it seems like 18.04 LTS is the one to go for (because of the longer support offered), however I'm unsure as to whether my set up will run it with the Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz chip? Obviously, seems like 18.10 has installed ok. Just wondered if anyone could offer any advise as to what iteration of Ubuntu I should install?



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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

You can be quite sure that Ubuntu 18.04 will work well on your hardware, if Ubuntu 18.10 does.

For the Ubuntu releases:
The strategy is to publish a new Ubuntu release every six months (in April and October).

Each of the "normal" releases has got support for nine months, and you have to do a release upgrade twice a year to stay on supported releases.

The April version in even years is designated LTS (long term support), and gets five years of support.

For you this means:
If you install Ubuntu 18.10, you have to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 before July 2019, and then to Ubuntu 19.10, and then to Ubuntu 20.04

If you install Ubuntu 18.04, you will get support (and bug fixes and new versions of the kernel packages and firefox etc.) until April 2023. (Remark: You should, however, consider upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS during the second half of the year 2020.)

With LTS releases: one release upgrade every second year; with non-LTS releases: two release upgrades each year.

simon ward (simon-ward1968) said : #2

Thank you Manfred

simon ward (simon-ward1968) said : #3

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.