Re: 12.04 LTS vs. WinXP
Well, the Dash is definitely slower than it needs to be. I'll make no pretenses about that. The good news is, its speed is being worked on for 13.04 and 13.10.
Originally Posted by SailorTears
Also, take into account that the Dash isn't "just" a Start menu. It's a multi-search engine too.
Ubuntu has never been billed as a "lightweight" operating system; although you can use it on some old low-end PCs it really runs best on something more modern. The Dash is fairly snappy and responsive on my Core 2 Duo machine.
And finally, take into account that Windows XP is about twelve years old; by its very nature it will be less demanding than a full-featured desktop operating system from last year.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.