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Ubuntu GNOME is my choice, definetly works with your specs as far as performance and battery is no problem. Try it, does worth it and you get nautilus instead of unity and ubuntu GNOME is very efficient take a look: Ubuntu Gnome tweaks


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Plain vanilla Ubuntu will run just fine on that machine. Battery and performance are at least as good as with Ubuntu Gnome (despite what you may have read in a forum on the Internet). Once you're used to Unity you'll find the 1990s-style desktop UIs are clunky and hard to use.


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You can only boot one operating system at a time! If you boot only one operating system all the time, it will remain preloaded in RAM memory, thus booting faster. When you switch from one OS to the other, the RAM memory is erased and the other OS is loaded into RAM, thus longer boot time might occur (like in a first time boot, a.k.a. cold boot). The ...


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No, you should not experience a decrease in performance The only thing that is negatively-impacted by running a dual-boot is your drive space. While this may have other side effects that may cause a decrease in performance, it is not necessarily caused by a dual-boot specific performance decrease. Disregarding drive space, you will not be experiencing any ...


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As long as Ubuntu is running on dual-boot, as opposed to in a virtual machine, the only system resource Windows will take up when you're in Ubuntu is hard disk space. As long as you have enough space available for the Ubuntu OS (20 GB is adequate, 30 GB is better), swap (2x RAM) and /home (as big as you'll need for your storage and tarball installs), it ...


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For a line-by-line delta measurement, try gnonom. It is a command line utility, a bit like moreutils's ts, to prepend timestamp information to the standard output of another command. Useful for long-running processes where you'd like a historical record of what's taking so long. Piping anything to gnomon will prepend a timestamp to each line, ...



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