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    Re: Ubuntu is very heavy on my (not too old) laptop . :(

    There's a few ways to speed up your gnome desktop:

    sudo gconf-editor /apps/nautilus/preferences
    When that comes up.. uncheck the show_desktop box

    That stops nautilus from managing the icons on your desktop. If you really need your icons you can use another lighter desktop manager to show them


    Another way I've heard that might speed things up a little is:
    (in terminal)
    sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

    and add the line:
    vm.swappiness=10
    If these methods work you should see some improvement after reboot.
    Last edited by Johnsie; July 12th, 2006 at 08:17 PM.

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