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    Performance advice...

    Hi, my pc is 1GB RAM, 1.8GHz processor,can you give me some tweak advices, because ubuntu runs a little slow(v.12.04)...

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    Re: Performance advice...

    Use xubuntu or lubuntu
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    Re: Performance advice...

    In general, with 1GB RAM and a 1.8GHz CPU, you should be seeing fairly good performance, so if you can give just a little more info about your configuration, and what you are trying to do when you notice the slowness, you might find you can get better advice.

    For example did you install with full encryption, or home folder encryption, or perhaps both? -that will slow things down a bit (especially if you use both at the same time, because Ubuntu will double encrypt swap, which is slower than molasses)

    Are you trying to run from a live DVD? -unfortunately, that will ALWAYS run slowly, because unlike some other distros, Ubuntu isn't really optimized for full time live DVD use.

    Do you see why I asked for more specifics? - without more info to go on, all we can do is guess.

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    Re: Performance advice...

    Hi,
    I have 2Gb of ram but it was quite slow.
    I've installed lubuntu and it's a new life!
    Much faster!
    And using chromium instead of firefox, I am sorry, but it goes faster :S

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    Re: Performance advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsabina1 View Post
    Hi,

    And using chromium instead of firefox, I am sorry, but it goes faster :S
    True
    It is
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    Re: Performance advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Use xubuntu or lubuntu
    +1

    These flavours of Ubuntu have desktop environments with much lighter foot-print than standard Ubuntu, and they will run well on the hardware you describe.

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    Re: Performance advice...

    Probably I should install lubuntu,althogh it's not so bad when using GNOME (without effects)...How do I install lubuntu over ubuntu?And can I change it back if i like..?

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    Re: Performance advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by StandartBoros View Post
    Probably I should install lubuntu,althogh it's not so bad when using GNOME (without effects)...How do I install lubuntu over ubuntu?And can I change it back if i like..?
    Either a fresh install from the Lubuntu iso file or by installing Lubuntu-desktop, that you can select at the log in screen (click on the round button near the login window according to the attached file).

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
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    Re: Performance advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Either a fresh install from the Lubuntu iso file or by installing Lubuntu-desktop, that you can select at the log in screen (click on the round button near the login window according to the attached file).

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
    Yep I've used this code..
    And as I am ... newbie.. I couldn't see it and I was getting mad
    Then I discovered that in the login page you can choose in which enviroment you want to login.
    So I think you can login back to GNOME if you don't like it.

    But it's so much faster that now really I am only using lubuntu and I like it a lot!

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    Re: Performance advice...

    You are welcome to Lubuntu

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