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I was experiencing the same issue. What worked for me was: 1) Activities > Settings > Search 2) Turn off all the stuff that you don't need to search In my case, I was able to mitigate the problem quite a lot because I only use the search to launch applications quickly, hence I turned off most of the stuff. I imagine that searching for files, documents and ...


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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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I'd just use Arch linux; you can set up your OS as you see fit. Don't waste your time making more commercial systems work for you.


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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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Disable the second graphics card. In our setup this had a massive impact on performance and stability


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If you're not willing to install Vulkan's beta drivers manually (which I don't recommend you doing anyways) you can try out this which appears to be a PPA that includes Vulkan. At the moment I believe that Vulkan is in a beta stage and your improvements might be considered negligible in additional consideration that you may have some system instability.



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