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I am a first time poster on this forum. I recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Dell 8200 desktop. I was previously running Windows XP with no performance problems at all. I decided to wipe XP and do a clean Xubuntu install. Since then, I’ve had nothing but problems.

  • It now runs way slower than XP.
  • Youtube videos won’t even begin to play.
  • Most previews of my document icons don’t show, and those that do, disappear when the mouse hovers over them.
  • On YouTube, items listed in a dropdown menu disappear when I hover the mouse over them.

My system summary is as follows:

Mainboard : Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 8200
Chipset : Intel i850
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 1800 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (4 x 512 RDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Hard Disk : MAXTOR (80 GB)
Monitor Type : Dell Computer DELL E178FP - 17 inches
Network Card :  DM9102/A/AF,DM9801 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 
DirectX : Version 0.0
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put on hold as off-topic by Seth yesterday

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  • "This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers." – Seth
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Still looking for answers? You haven't been seen in a while. Did you install flash player? Have you upgraded to a supported version of Ubuntu? (13.10 is now EOL) –  Seth yesterday

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