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Your friend is wrong - Ubuntu can utilize all your hardware perfectly well. If you want to play games, or do other video intensive tasks, you may want to install Nvidia's driver's for your graphics card. See this question for details. (However, the open source drivers which ship with Ubuntu will probably be fine - meaning that Ubuntu will work well right ...


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Tell Ubuntu to use more RAM to speed up the process Ubuntu does not control what the applications you're using do with available memory, the applications themselves do. So you'd need to find some way to tell the application you're using that it shold use more memory. However, most applications only use as much memory as they actually need - using more isn'...


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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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