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    Thumbs up Just installed 13.04 on my old netbook.

    My netbook is a Acer Aspire One from 2008 with pretty mediocre spec (Atom 1.60ghz, 1 gb ram). It was painfully slow with Windows 7 so I decided to replace it with the latest Ubuntu 13.04 daily build. And wow, call me impressed! It's like 12.10 on steroids. Unity has matured into a very snappy and effecient experience. I was primarily a Xubuntu/Kubuntu user but this experience has won me over.

    Major props to the developers! I'm looking forward to the final 13.04 release and beyond, it will be awesome.

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    Re: Just installed 13.04 on my old netbook.

    Have you checked out memory usage with System Monitor. You might notice a drop of 10% - 20% compared with 12.04 or 12.10. My system shows memory usage of 40% with nothing running except System Monitor and going up to 55% with Chromium running. In the past 70% was the more usual figure. We rae seeing benefits of the developmental work on Ubuntu phone/tablet.

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    Re: Just installed 13.04 on my old netbook.

    Quote Originally Posted by addegsson View Post
    It's like 12.10 on steroids. Unity has matured into a very snappy and effecient experience.
    Funny coincidence, I just did the same with an SDHC card on my ASUS900, which was bumped up to 2GB back when I bought it. Since I'm one of the people who regards Unity as improved from unusable to merely annoying, I decided to add on the new Mate1.6 desktop from http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download.

    That extra zip you saw isn't from Unity. This config runs rings around my Mint Maya with Mate1.? on the same machine. Bodes well for performance on the Celeron tablets.

    /Guy

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