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Thread: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

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    Unhappy Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    So I just recently downloaded Ubuntu. I split my HDD in half for Ubuntu and XP. Ubuntu was decent in the first few minutes then didn't work for ****. The cursor lagged everywhere and any program took minutes to open and even longer to respond to anything I clicked. I don't know if it was all the updates it did or if I did something wrong. XP still works fine so I'm unsure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    Whats you computer spec's?

    May need something lighter like xubuntu.

    http://xubuntu.org/screenshots/

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    How much ram? Your box could have as little as 256M.

    If not sure open a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and enter:

    Code:
    free

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    504 MB of 512 I think is what it's saying.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    Lol just kidding 56.6 free of 512..... wow that's stupid low.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    Sorry, but not enough for Ubuntu. It will run on that, but as you found out, its slow. Ram is cheap, maybe buy some more.

    Mean while Xubuntu will run fine on 512M. I suggest giving it a try.

    Xubuntu 12.04 has long term support (3 years).

    http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    Ok thanks, I'll give it a try.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    Post back with the results

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu so slow for me?

    Absolutely will do!!

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