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When I open any program for first time after boot, it loads VERY slowly (Doesn't matter how long after boot). For example, terminal takes 2-3 seconds, skype and firefox often take much longer. If I close it and open again, it loads in reasonable time (<1 second). I got Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, so it shouldn't be hardware issue...

What is causing this?

Disk benchmark:

Average read time: 115.5 MB/s (100 samples)

Average write time: 98.7 MB/s (100 samples)

Average access time: 11.79 msec (1000 samples)

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may be you have slow disk –  Deepak Oct 15 '12 at 8:48
    
Disk Utility >Read only benchmark –  Karthik T Oct 15 '12 at 8:50
    
Avg read time: 115.5 MB/s (100 samples) Avg write time: 98.7 MB/s (100 samples) Avg access time: 11.79 msec (1000 samples) –  Mislav Blažević Oct 15 '12 at 8:55
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Add your application to the Startup Applications list and see if delay still occurs or not. If so, then it might be a misconfiguration with your preferred hardware and Ubuntu.

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I tested this by killing and restarting X, and apps are instantly loaded! –  Mislav Blažević Oct 16 '12 at 19:42
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