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Speed of Ubuntu within Window

Just a quick question about performance within Windows of Ubuntu. After getting hold of a fairly old laptop, to test my websites created on a mac, and being subjected to endless pause and freezes I ...
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Performance tuning - multiple swap partitions? (command-line)

SUMMARY Does Ubuntu take advantage of multiple swap partitions on separate physical media, from a load sharing point of view? i.e. if one drive with a swap partition is burdened with i/o, will it ...
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Software Center seems opened correctly, but disappeared suddenly after a second or two

I am trying to access Ubuntu software center to remove some app from my pc, but each time I tried to initiate Ubuntu Software Center, it appeared on the screen for 2 seconds then it disappeared ...
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What are offical requirements for Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I have A Pentium Dual Core 2.50 Ghz and having 2GB DDR2 ram and 512 MB Nvidia 8 Series graphic card. Will Ubuntu 13.04 run on my system faster than Windows 7. Would I be able to run 64 Ubuntu on my ...
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Ubuntu Slow - What architecture does the Windows Installer install?

I feel absolutely limited by using Windows, and I need to switch to a Unix environment. I once installed Red Hat on my laptop (screen + external monitor setup; 4GB ram; x64) and it worked fine, but I ...
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Will ubuntu 12.04 LTS run faster when installed individually instead of in the windows folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi? I have lots of freezes and stuff... So I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu individually instead of ...
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How do I install Anything-sync-daemon?

From the Arch Linux wiki: Anything-sync-daemon (asd) is a tiny shell script designed to manage target directories in tmpfs and to periodically sync them back to your physical disc (HDD/SSD). This ...
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Installing 11.10 Beta 2 from USB very slow [closed]

I am trying to install ubuntu on an older tower PC I have from USB, Its horrible slow, I can bear with the waiting at the boot screen for 5 minutes but when I get into the install menus it takes for ...
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Will a Virtual Box Installation have low Disk performance

I understand that if you install Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi, there are disk performance issues since the entire system is mostly concentrated on a single file. What about the case of a Virtual Box, ...
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Install to SD Card

I've been wondering about improving the performance and battery life of my netbook by installing my root partition to an SD card. Will there be any performance benefits (or drawbacks)? Are there any ...
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MacBook Pro: should I virtualize Ubuntu or use Boot Camp?

I'm looking to run Ubuntu on a 2008 MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz C2D, 2GB GDDR3. Will it be okay performance wise through virtualization such as VMWARE or should I use BootCamp? Thanks.
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Apple G4 733Mhz and 512Mb Ram… Any suggestions on what to use for good performance?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on this little g4 I've found... I hope to get a better performance than Os X 10.4, is it possible? I thought about using a server minimal install and then put on it gnome, ...