Re: CPU/RAM used by netbook
That's mostly System Monitor, it uses a lot of CPU time. Your system should be sitting at 0% use with only this site open in Chromium. Anything else is too much and probably indicates a bug.
Originally Posted by grahammechanical
400mb used for the base OS and a little utility is actually bad. Maybe not unusual for Ubuntu, but I seem to remember Vista using approximately that much.
By the way I am running Ubuntu (Unity) Trusty Tahr (14.04) with 1GB RAM and with just System Monitor open and it uses just 41% RAM. Not bad, eh?
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.