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What alternatives to Nautilus exist which are more responsive? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus, but it suffers from lag when navigating between folders. I estimate the delay at somewhere between 300ms-800ms. Not much, but enough to notice and feel sluggish compared to Windows ...
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Low performance in Ubuntu 12.10: is there a problem?

I have the following specifications: Memory: 3 Gb Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz × 4 (32 bit) Available disk space: 271 gib Kernel Linux 3.5.0-17-generic GNOME 3.6.0 I'm ...
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How to benchmark a software's performance

How can I benchmark the performance of a particular software not complete system? I know various tools are available for system benchmarking. But I want to benchmark the performance of a particular ...
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What packages/programs should I install to get better graphics and performance on gaming?

So, I want to install some packages/programs to get better graphics and performance while playing a game on Ubuntu 11.10. What packages/programs you guys recommend to me?
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Monitor disk activity on a per file basis

I am trying to find a program that actively monitors how much data is read and written per second to open files and then sorts files with the highest usage at the top. This would be similar to iotop ...
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What software can I use test the performance of my system?

I installed Ubuntu (11.10 64bit) to my new laptop (Asus A53E-XT4), and would like to test capabilities, especially it's 6GB's of RAM. Is there any software in the Software Center (or on the web), ...
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How to measure single app CPU usage over time?

I'm doing some performance test for apps in Ubuntu. Is there a nice way (or an application) to measure the CPU usage of a single app? I would be great if it was also possible to create charts of CPU ...
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Can I limit the CPU usage of a single application?

Is there a way to stop ClamScan eating my server CPU?
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Is there a tool to measure speed of your pc/laptop?

In Windows 7 there is a tool that calculates some kind of index of your machine: the performance index. I am not sure how it is done, but it is nice to know, to be able to compare machines. Does ...