just yesterday I installed 12.04 - 64bit.
Is it normal that installing a package (Chrome for example) takes 5 to 10 minutes (compared to Windows 7 for example which takes 2 or 3)? (with end result: installation failed) Otherwise is it normal that while the system is doing some installation,extracting packs and so on, other applications often become unresponsive?
Sidenote: I don't care about fancy desktop effects, I installed ubuntu to go on and experiment with web servers, memcache, Varnish and git/svn. So basically I plan to do lots of console-only operations.
My surprise was also the difference of stability compared to an old FreeBSD installation I had on a dinosaur P3 550Mhz :)
(I am on a SONY VPCCW2S1E) (I guess it might have to do something with my problems?)
I noticed when doing 'top' that the process that is taking most of the CPU time, and that is pumping up randomly, is mount.ntfs.