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Thread: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    Here is someone's law on operating systems and applications, I guess it can be referred to as SLoOSaA
    All software expands to consume available resources.
    Cheers,


    The Linux Command Line at http://linuxcommand.org/

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    Quote Originally Posted by josefranw View Post
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    systemd-analyzeStartup finished in 6.319s (kernel) + 2min 5.844s (userspace) = 2min 12.164s 
    graphical.target reached after 2min 5.792s in userspace
    So .... a low-powered, 10 yr old, 3GB RAM system trying to run the high-end, Gnome3, latest Ubuntu is slow? That doesn't surprise me. I think that OS is slow on a Ryzen 5 2600! with 32GB of RAM!

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      Kernel: 5.11.0-22-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
      Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 Distro: Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)
    The CPU has a passmark of 625. Pretty much any chromebook ever made is faster.
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php....00GHz&id=1143

    Use xubuntu or lubuntu if you want any hope of performance. On a system like that, I'd probably avoid using any Ubuntu and go with TinyCore instead.
    Is this a laptop? If it is a desktop, for $20-$30 I'd buy a used CPU and 2x the RAM could be installed. Or spend $75 and get a 2013 Chromebook with much more power, RAM, battery, and better video support.
    Last edited by TheFu; June 29th, 2021 at 02:55 PM. Reason: s/be/buy/

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    And what applications were running when you used that inxi command; using 1.89G of ram is quite high, depending on what was in use at the time.

    However, TheFu is correct; you chose the wrong DE version to install for your hardware. See if things run smoother and faster using Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    I'd be curious to know what version of windows the OP is using as I don't see it mentioned in any posts. I expect something like XP or vista which would make sense that an OS preinstalled on the cocmputer runs faster than a current OS. Be interesting to see what would happen with windows 10 on that machine.

    My experience has been similar to others that various Linux systems boot faster than windows 7 or 10 on recent machines. Updating the BIOS firmware should increase the boot speed but I agree with others that Ubuntu is too heavy and a lighter system needs to be used.

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    And what applications were running when you used that inxi command; using 1.89G of ram is quite high, depending on what was in use at the time.
    Just chrome.

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    I'd be curious to know what version of windows the OP is using as I don't see it mentioned in any posts.
    Windows 10

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    Try Xubuntu: you will boot a lot quicker and everything will run quicker. An SSD would help your situation a lot.

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    I will try Xubuntu. Thanks for your help and support. Unfortunately, I can't just buy a new laptop or even a SSD.

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    Re: Is Ubuntu becoming more and more resource-demanding than before?

    Quote Originally Posted by Autodave View Post
    Try Xubuntu: you will boot a lot quicker and everything will run quicker. An SSD would help your situation a lot.
    Excellent point. Plus, a 2.5in SATA SSD, which would be compatible with almost any laptop from that time, could be moved to another machine later, provided it also supports 2.5in SATA HDDs.

    A new SSD would be the #2 performance boosting solution, after switching to a more appropriate DE (xfce or LXQt). Next would be a newer CPU with a better iGPU which will make video playback possible. Since 2010, the iGPUs on most intel CPUs has really changed the ability to view videos thanks to built-in mpeg2 and h.264 video decoders in the hardware. Chromebooks all come with this newer hardware.

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