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Simply, My PC is Crap, it has Pentium 4 3GHz 2MB Cache CPU with Intel graphics G31/G33 and 1GB RAM

on normal work, such as using firefox, the CPU use is more than 50%, and if i opened more than 5 tabs, it might lag because of the CPU

is this normal? its quite annoying

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You have very little RAM for Ubuntu. Ubuntu needs around 2GB to be "lag free" because it caches a lot of data, and needs more memory to run smoothly than Windows. –  Alvar Jul 30 '13 at 11:45
i know, and moreover i installed x64 edition, told you it's crap xD, imagine Windows 8 x64 running on this machine, you will know why now i love ubuntu, lol –  Yousef's Jul 30 '13 at 11:48
did you install Ubuntu 64-bit with that low amount of RAM? I would upgrade the RAM to around 4GB or install Lubuntu. –  Alvar Jul 30 '13 at 11:49
You Actually Think i like this PC? Money is always my problem, i'm learning C, i want Visual Studio, but Windows 8 runs horribly slow, but who cares :( no body :(, a real PC would be atleast with 6GB RAM and i5 second generation CPU with Nvidia 500GT series, i said "ATLEAST" –  Yousef's Jul 30 '13 at 11:54
If you just want to learn C. Install a server version and start coding, you will get much more speed out of the computer without a GUI. Or upgrade the RAM. –  Alvar Jul 30 '13 at 11:56

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The main reason for installing a lightweight version of Ubuntu such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu (or Ubuntu MATE starting with the 14.10 release) is to get better performance. If you want to get better performance, you should try using a lightweight *buntu version, even if your hardware will support Ubuntu and Unity.

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i'm in lubuntu website before you comment in few seconds xD –  Yousef's Jul 30 '13 at 11:44
i don't think im gonna install it since it looks stupid :/ i <3 ubuntu –  Yousef's Jul 30 '13 at 11:45
anyway thanks for the answer i will keep it in mind :) –  Yousef's Jul 30 '13 at 11:46

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