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    Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Hi Ubuntu forum for beginners,

    I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my pc as a dual bootable with windows XP. I startet with installing windows XP and with that errasing all the old data that lied on the harddisk. Afterwards I downloaded Ubuntu from the internet, and everyting went smooth
    Now windows XP works quite fast, but ubuntu is very slow.
    What could be the problem?

    My pc: desktop, fujitsu-siemens, 7 years old, intell pentium 4 cpu, 2,6 ghz, 1,5 gb ram, radeon 9200 sec

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Ubuntu has the same bloat problem as Windows Vista/7/8. A lot of this is allegedly the interface. Try using Lubuntu instead. If that's still too resource-hungry, you might need to switch to a different flavor of Linux altogether, like Fedora.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Hi Elect GMax,
    Do you know a smart way of installing Lubuntu without having to format the whole harddisk again?
    What could be the disadvantages of Fedora compared to Lubuntu?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    I have a ten year old SONY VAIO with Windows XP. 120GB hard drive. 1GB RAM.
    I tried at least 2 dozen Distros. Xubuntu is working the best for my computer. Dual booted it with Windows XP. Shrunk the XP partition to just 25GB (that's with giving it 10GB over what was actually used on the partition). Gave the rest to Xubuntu.

    I totally didn't even try it until the last. Would have saved me a lot of hassle. I really like the layout of the desktop. It has an auto-hide app bar at the bottom that is really handy as well.
    Wouldn't trade it for nothing.

    EDIT: Ninja'd by the OP.

    All you need to do is use the advanced section in the installer. Install in the same partition as the Ubuntu install. Format to ext.4 which will delete the Ubuntu distro. You will need to have it boot to /
    Last edited by AndyOpie150; May 2nd, 2013 at 05:59 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Where can I find the installer?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    If you already have ubuntu installed
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
    should get lubuntu installed

    You can select Lubuntu at the login screen.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Thank you very much, Elect GM , sandyd, and Andieopie !
    Lubuntu was installed overnight, and this morning the sun is shining and Lubuntu rules
    Problem solved.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    That's a rather extreme solution! He didn't need to change his whole desktop environment, all he needed to do was set the dconf key to disable transparency in Unity and the performance would have improved quite a bit. Oh well, at least he is happy, but now he thinks Ubuntu is bloated and slow whereas it's just that his graphics card has only rudimentary drivers.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Ubuntu is not deleted. I had to choose between several linux versions when I started my pc.
    What are the disadvantages of Lubuntu compared to Ubuntu?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by wim12 View Post
    Ubuntu is not deleted. I had to choose between several linux versions when I started my pc.
    Nothing wrong with that, but if you choose to delete Ubuntu and only have Lubuntu, read here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by wim12 View Post
    What are the disadvantages of Lubuntu compared to Ubuntu?
    None.

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