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 Post subject: Ubuntu vs Windows
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:31 am 
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I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop because I'm tired of contacting MS everytime I reformat/reinstall for a new access key.

It's nice...seems to recognize all my devices (wireless, ATI, sound, etc) better than Windows did without some gentle kicking...

But man is it slow...I'm not sure if it's the default theme or what but it's significant more sluggish than Windows. I updated the settings for maximum performance and still the responsive-ness (or lack there of) would be enough to drive me insane if I used it for everyday development...

Anyone else notice a performance loss when using Ubuntu compared to XP Home or Pro? I understand there is a lot of flexibility with Ubuntu but I tried it when it first came out and don't remember it being this sluggish...

How have your experiences been? What optization techniques can I employ to speed the GUI up a bit?

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Alex


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 Post subject: Re: Ubuntu vs Windows
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:47 am 
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charlesjacob4695 wrote:
Anyone else notice a performance loss when using Ubuntu compared to XP Home or Pro? I understand there is a lot of flexibility with Ubuntu but I tried it when it first came out and don't remember it being this sluggish...

How have your experiences been? What optization techniques can I employ to speed the GUI up a bit?

If you are using Linux on a computer that formerly had Windows XP, then you should probably use a lightweight GUI -- not the default GUIs like Unity, Gnome or KDE that most distributions have. Look for lightweight GUI like Xfce, LXQt or even MATE.

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