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I've recently got Lubuntu, but I've noticed it runs slower than Windows 7. I know Lubuntu is said to be the lightest version of Ubuntu. Anyone know then why it is so slow compared to Windows 7?

I run the following hardware specs:

Laptop: Compaq Presario CQ57
CPU: AMD C-50 (1 GHz, 1 MB Cache)
RAM: 2GB
Video: Ati Radeon HD 6250 (256MB)

Additional Hardware Information HERE

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I find it very weird, specially since I have tested several different PCs with Lubuntu/Xubuntu and Windows. Anyway, can you provide what version of Lubuntu you are using, cpu, memory, hdd, etc.. –  Luis Alvarado Dec 10 '12 at 14:43
    
How do I do that? I'm using the latest version of Lubuntu, by the way. –  Paladin Dec 10 '12 at 14:58
    
Memory: 1642MB(761MB used) –  Paladin Dec 10 '12 at 15:04
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@Paladin Please edit the original question and add the new information there, so that others don't have to go through a long chain of comments to benefit from your question. –  user68186 Dec 10 '12 at 15:31
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Also your system specs look 'OK' but you may have to turn off some of the more demanding background processes. Can you pastie the output of free -h, ps aux, mount, and df -h. Also did you install in any odd way like wubi? –  coteyr Dec 10 '12 at 15:34
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Ok, the only things I see that would cause "slowness" are a couple of your mount points.

/dev/sda2 on /host type fuseblk
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/the_paladin/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse

/dev/sda2 should probably be mounted via fstab using a kernel level driver instead of via fuse. You should be able to mount an ntfs partition (guessing) via fstab without using fuse. (I do not know if this will break wubi installs)

That may gain you some speed, specially if you accessing any data on /host.

Now your two examples are a different matter. If memory serves Minecraft is Java. You can try different java versions (like sun v.s. OpenJDK) or try some command line arguments. This post may help

Block Story I don't recognize.

Wubi however will result in a much slower system then a native install. Usually the bottle neck is around disk access. More details at that link.

TL;DR; if you want the best performance don't use wubi. When benchmarking make sure to use something objective. Phoronix Test Suite is generally well liked. Run it in both Linux and windows then use that data to decide which is faster in what areas. Using games as your benchmark is not going to give you a good idea.

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How do I do the first thing you said? Mount /dev/sda2 to fstab how? –  Paladin Dec 10 '12 at 17:53
    
You using wubi, so I don't know that it's safe. But /dev/sda2 /host ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 added to /etc/fstab should do the trick. –  coteyr Dec 10 '12 at 17:59
    
If I reinstall Lubuntu from a DVD, will I loose all the stuff that is already on my wubi Lubuntu? –  Paladin Dec 10 '12 at 19:02
    
If it's not backed up, based on your configuration, yes. –  coteyr Dec 10 '12 at 19:38
    
I don't understand how to install the Sun Java onto my 12.10 Lubuntu –  Paladin Dec 10 '12 at 21:01
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