I am looking for a light version of Linux. I tried out Unity desktop but it is a bit too much for my laptop so I switched to Mint Cinnamon. It is less heavy but I could not install my graphics card driver. So this time I am trying out Xubuntu.
I tried to watch a 1080p video on YouTube. While I was watching, CPU usage was mostly like 90-70%, rarely 30%. Is this too much? I am giving up some desktop features in order to use less CPU but my CPU is used maybe more than Unity desktop. Actually I am fed up of trying to install nVidia drivers on mint. After installing Nvidia drivers, the Cinnamon DE has vanished. It works fine somewhat now but I want to use all capacity of my hardware and it is very hard for me to understand the world of Linux as a beginner but I love Linux so much. Now my questions:
- I have a 4 GB flash disk, can I install full Xubuntu onto my flash disk?
- What can I do to use less CPU on Xubuntu?