I always wanted to use Ubuntu as my main operating system - mainly because of unity. Unfortunately i can't. Whenever i install Ubuntu on my pc, Ubuntu is running as slow as my grandma.
I have tried different versions of Ubuntu (14.04, 12.04), Wubi and running in Virtualbox (From Windows 7).
They where all extremely slow, way slower than Windows. I then tried Elementary OS, which should be faster. And it was - it was running like a dream, almost instant boot, fast program startup, etc.
Now i'm using Pinguy OS, which is running fine also. I just have no idea why Ubuntu doesn't work - because distros based on Ubuntu apprently are working fine. (Arch linux is running fine also)
Could this be because my hardware (listed below) doesn't work with unity, or...? Just hoping someone can explain this, not necessarily a solution.
CPU: Intel i5 3570 (Non k version)
GPU: Asus GTX 670
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M
RAM: 8gb Kingston
Nothing has ever been overclocked or anything, and it's running fine in windows...
Why does Ubuntu run slow, when Ubuntu based distros, Arch Linux and Windows run normally? Unity incompatible hardware?