I apologize if this has been hashed out already. I am returning to Linux after years away, and I just loaded Ubuntu 64 bit, and then 32 bit onto my:
Dell Laptop Inspiron 1721
AMD64 Dual Core Proc 2.3 GHz
4GB of RAM
160GB SCSI HDe
It just seems perplexing to me how SLOW it runs. In slow, I mean screen refresh, app startup, Firefox, generally everything. I am reading and reading through forums, but I wanted to try and find out if other people are experiencing this in general, is this just Ubuntu 8.10, or is it tied to the AMD 64 architecture? Thanks in advance.