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I want to place two item lists beside each other on the top of a slide. However the following minimal code example creates misaligned item lists at the top. How do I align them properly?

I am using pdflatex from TeX Live 2013 under Xubuntu 14.04 LTS: "This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian)"

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
    \begin{columns}
    \column{0.46\textwidth}
        \begin{itemize}
        \item Item xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        \end{itemize}
    \column{0.46\textwidth}
        \begin{itemize}
        \item Item xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        \end{itemize}
    \end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

Picture of unaligned enumerations

closed as off-topic by moewe, user11232, darthbith, Thomas F. Sturm, yo' Sep 24 '15 at 10:48

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Sorry, but if I compile your code, the items are aligned in the output! – user31729 Sep 23 '15 at 19:36
  • I test your MWE with MikTeX, 64-bit, with recent version of beamer (v 3.36), and both lines are perfectly aligned. I do not believe that between MikTeX and TeXLive is any differences in compiling of documents (it should not to be), of course if the same version of packages are used. If your version of beamer package is older as mine, please try to upgrade it to recent version and check again what you obtain. – Zarko Sep 24 '15 at 8:33
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was solved by a software update as noted by the OP (with a different account) in the answers below. – moewe Sep 24 '15 at 10:07