I upgraded to Maverick 10.10 from Lucid. I have an old Toshiba Satellite with a 1.1 MHz and 256MB RAM. Initially I couldn't get my wireless to work. That solved itself after installing various updates and programs.
The problems that remain are:
I have to authorize at least 2 times at start-up. This machine is Ubuntu only. No boot load screen.
I have a ton of programs and system directories that are in my home folder. Is this normal?
It is difficult to wake the computer from sleep. Usually I just shut it down and restart. Tonight I waited and got a message about corrupt memory.
The computer takes forever to do just about everything. Slow to start programs or doing things on the web.
I am a longtime Mac user (since 1986). I also manage a network of several windows machines. I am definitely a GUI guy and do very little in the terminal so I really need to know where to begin to get things straightened out. Can I rescue this machine without wiping it and doing a fresh install? This is basically a hobby machine. Aside from all the programs and upgrades I've installed, I have almost no files or documents to worry about saving.
Anyone have any ideas about the problems I'm having and the best way to proceed?