View Full Version : [xubuntu] Reduce pressure on CPU in xubuntu?

December 14th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Hi, I recently bought a mini note (MSI wind). It's got 1G ram and 80G hard but its processor is, as you probably suspected, Intel Atom 1.6. That's why I chose xubuntu for it but the problem is still present.
When firefox runs, the cpu goes insane. It never drops under 90% of usage after that even when there are only deamon programs. The live CD was fine, much better than the installed version. So, my question is: How to optimize the Xfce? Don't want eye candy, nor fancy icons all over the place, but I still want to be an Ubuntu. Technically, I want a graphical environment that is simple and does not require resources. Any suggestions what to do ?