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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my ACER 5742 laptop. The performance is really slow.
While browsing pictures in Google, occasionally my system just freezes for about 5 seconds. Also, installing applications takes a lot of time. For example, installing "Skype" took me about 30 min or so.
In October, I installed earlier version of Ubuntu, and that version did not display any of these symptoms, so my laptop isn't to blame. And, my laptop's specs aren't that bad:
Model: Acer 5742g
Processor: Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz (duo-core)
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD6370M, 512 MB
RAM/Memory: 6GB 1066Mhz
Hard drive:: 500GB (5200 RPM)
I tried both a USB HDD and my 5200 RPM 500GB HDD.
I installed all the drivers that were displayed in Additional Drivers. But still, there is no improvement in performance.
Is it better to just install earlier version of Ubuntu or what?