Help me find the right Buntu for me! (I Don't want to give up yet)
For many years I've heard about the wonders of the different Buntu distros.
However it is until now that I decided to try it. What I did is download the regular Ubuntu 12.04 distro and installed it on a partition alongside my current OS (Windows 8).
Headaches until dawn. It just runs incredibly slow. Sometimes it will run OK, but then I want to launch a menu or app and it just freezes and hangs there for MINUTES. I tried changing the kernel's swappiness, and I logged using Classic Gnome (with no extras). Nothing. Compared to Windows 8 (which works seamlessly in my Netbook, but it's Windows and I hate Microsofts restrictive environment) this thing is crawling if anything.
My specs are:
-Acer Aspire One Netbook
-Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor
-Intel Chipset graphics card
-I gave the Linux Partition System 30GB dedicated HDD space
Now I Know that often great stuff like this takes some time and work to get it just right, so that is why I don't want to quit just yet. But I am clueless, that's why I started this thread.
My best guess right now is that I should try a different distro of Buntu (or generally of linux) but I just don't know which is the right for me and my limited Specs.
What I'm looking for:
-An OS that is highly customizable
-An OS that can match Windows 8 in speed and performance on my netbook (I don't really care about boot times, just general performance/smoothness)
-Something that looks good (as in graphics) and not like if it was brought from the 90's
I REALLY appreciate your guidance.