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Ubuntu 13.04 slow [duplicate]

System specifications - Old laptop. Memory 1,2 GB, Processor Intel® Celeron(R) CPU 570 @ 2.26GHz , Graphic VESA: 6330 (???), OS 32 bit, Disk 156,1 GB . What is the problem? Thanks
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How safe to move some system folders into ram?

Here is my pc specs Based on this tutorial I made following changeds to fstab tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/log ...
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Question regarding power outages affect on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? Due to some reasons, sudden power outages are common at my place so my current operating system ...
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Does VirtualBox permanently affect performance?

I would like to install VirtualBox as an Ubuntu testing environment. Must I permanently sacrifice system resources such as RAM? Or only when the environment is running?
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What processes should be ioniced for a responsive desktop?

My goal is to intelligently and permanently ionice the processes on my desktop for responsiveness under heavy disk and network load. By permanently, I mean that any changes made to the system will ...
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How do I disable TCP Window Scaling?

TCP Window Scaling is part of RFC1323 - TCP Extensions for High Performance I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 at the moment. For an immediate effect I have run the following: sudo sysctl -w ...
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What are the common maintenance tasks?

When i was using windows, i used to run defrags, ccleaner and revouninstaller once a month to keep the system and the registry clean. I know ubuntu (and all linux distro) has a different system ...
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How can I improve overall system performance?

What are your tips for improving overall system performance on ubuntu? Inspired by this question I realized that some default settings may be rather conservative on Ubuntu and that it's possible to ...