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    Why is everything slowing down?

    I've been in the Linux world for about 3 years. I used to be learning stuff left and right, configuring and tinkering things.
    I used to have to reinstall every 2 or 3 weeks because I broke so many things while I was learning.

    All of the sudden (within the last month or two) I have just stopped. I have a stable system, I don't tinker or learn anything new anymore.
    I think the biggest thing I've done in a while is install LibreOffice, and that was a while ago.

    Is there something I should do to fix this, or am I just done learning?
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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    Try building a server and learning how to configure web services, DNS, email, etc. You'll find there's a lot more to learn than just the desktop.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    Try running the "top" command in a terminal to see if some program or process is hogging your CPU. Press Q to quit top.
    Code:
    top

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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    If you want a challenge:

    Make a USB drive that can boot as many computers as possible: 32-bit as well as 64-bit Intel and AMD computers running with old style BIOS as well as UEFI in secure mode with all bells and whistles. I think a tutorial thread or a wiki page describing such a system would be quite popular.

    It is fairly straight-forward to make systems that run in 32-bit as well as 64-bit Intel and AMD computers running with old style BIOS. I managed to make an installed system that runs in 64-bit Intel and AMD computers running with old style BIOS as well as UEFI but not in secure mode. See this link

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In.../UEFI-and-BIOS

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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    Quote Originally Posted by coldraven View Post
    Try running the "top" command in a terminal to see if some program or process is hogging your CPU. Press Q to quit top.
    Code:
    top
    He wasn't talking about his computer "slowing down" but the pace of change in Ubuntu and Linux.
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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    When you reach the edge of knowlege, then it's your responsibility to expand it. Try creating something new and exciting and sell it to Google or Facebook.
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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    If you want to force yourself to learn more, take Gentoo Linux out for a spin.

    That's what forced me to learn and be comfortable with the terminal.
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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattlach View Post
    If you want to force yourself to learn more, take Gentoo Linux out for a spin.

    That's what forced me to learn and be comfortable with the terminal.
    That's probably what I'll do.
    Either Gentoo or LFS
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    Red face Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan_Williams View Post
    I've been in the Linux world for about 3 years. I used to be learning stuff left and right, configuring and tinkering things.
    I used to have to reinstall every 2 or 3 weeks because I broke so many things while I was learning.

    All of the sudden (within the last month or two) I have just stopped. I have a stable system, I don't tinker or learn anything new anymore.
    I think the biggest thing I've done in a while is install LibreOffice, and that was a while ago.

    Is there something I should do to fix this, or am I just done learning?
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    a- Too much Change not always in end user interest, Like Cellphones that worked fine that now barely work!
    b- Security, so much double and treble securty that it becomes a Problem in Itself.
    Thanx
    Uncle Sam

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    Re: Why is everything slowing down?

    android is based on gentoo linux
    Uncle Sam

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