I installed ubuntu 12.04 recently and it seems to run a bit slow on my desktop. I previously had windows xp professional in it and it was fast. I had formatted my pc and freshly installed ubuntu. So, is there any cure to that laggy GUI? Can I gain some speed by installing any specific driver?
Besides that, I wanted to know many other things. First, how can I run any external app (other than the one from the software center). And, where are the apps installed. Can I install them to some other location (like we do in windows)? How are applications recognised in ubuntu. I mean, do we have any executable files for that (I read in another post that there is no standard executable file, anything can be executed).
The following are the specs of my pc:
- motherboard: Intel Desktop Board D101GGC
- processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz
- RAM: 1.5GB
- Video: 256MB (ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset family)
- HDD: 80GB (About 90% Free)
PS: I know, this PC is outdated, but I use it as a platform for experimenting with things. And Yes, when it comes to ubuntu, I'm a noob. I agree. :D