Re: 9.04 and 9.10 Too Slow To Use
While running Ubuntu from a USB stick is going to be faster than running it from a CD, nonetheless, it's going to be a lot slower than running it from a local installation on an internal hard drive.
You also didn't mention if your USB ports are version 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0. Ports older than 2.0 will seriously limit the bandwidth of the data transfer -- slowing down anything using the USB stick.
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