I was running Ubuntu 12.10 on an older computer but on Friday I gathered a stack of new equipment and excitedly assembled a fresh new machine.
The new machine has Intel i7, 32 GB ram, and a Samsung SSD (Pro 840). This should be a speedy machine.
The Ubuntu install was very slow (took 6 hours, most of that was spent transferring from the CD to the SDD).
After rebooting I noticed that performance was not great, so I went through the standard SSD tweaks and now I get very high numbers for both read and write.
Performance is great except for one occasion, "apt-get update", or software center.
I develop code under contract using this computer, so I primarily use the command line. However when I execute the update command "apt-get update" it has a performance issue.
After downloading all the files it gets to the section of "Reading package lists..." and takes several minutes. I wrote this post and it is still going. I would estimate that it is more than 10 minutes. My old AMD Athon computer did this same process in seconds. Something is wrong.
Anyone else ever experience a similar problem?