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    Ubuntu running slowly with Intel i5-4200U and

    Hi,

    I'm not new to Ubuntu but don't really know much about the inner workings of the OS, hardware etc. I've completely removed Windows from my laptop and installed Ubuntu (18.04.3) but it's running really slowly. The laptop is fairly old but I would have thought Ubuntu would be faster than Windows? I don't really know where to start with trying to speed it up so hopefully someone can give me some advice. I have an Acer Aspire V5-573P (link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aspire-V5-5.../dp/B00GYXZB3S).

    The 'About' page of the settings shows the following:

    Memory:
    7.7 GiB
    Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz × 4
    Graphics: Intel® Haswell Mobile

    Can anyone point me in the right direction on where to start with trying to speed it up please? Is it likely to be a problem with drivers or is the hardware too old?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Ubuntu running slowly with Intel i5-4200U and

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    Your hardware is fine and faster than anything in my household.

    I suggest that you do a clean install of a lighter Buntu, say L/Xubuntu or Mate. Remember to apply all updates after installation.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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