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The low free disk space is the culprit... I experienced it too and it definitely doesn't feel good. Try and free up some space by transferring stagnant data to other partitions or external hard drives. As for your gpu, unless you spent extra bucks for a discrete gpu, you have got a sandybridge era cpu which comes with integrated intel HD graphics(HD 2000)!! ...


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I was having the same problem right now... It may not be your case, but I have a DisplayLink adapter. I couldn't make it work in previous Ubuntu versions, but it works now. The problem is that I get the symptoms that you described. I unplugged it, and everything got faster.


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12.04 may run well in 2D mode (you can choose it at log in). I found that Ubuntu in 2D mode takes about the same amount of resources than Xubuntu, so try 2D first. If that doesn't run fast enough then Lubuntu is a good choice for the amount of RAM you have installed. I expect your WinXP installation is running slow due to fragmentation issues, or various ...


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A good way to diagnose what might be happening is to temporarily create a new user, log in as the new user and run the browser. If you don't experience any performance issues, you know it's a (user) local issue related, for instance, to misconfiguration or corrupt/invalid cache.


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Have you cleared your browser cache(s)? For Firefox, there are instructions on the Mozilla website. For Chrome, you can find instructions on Google's chrome page. Try that, then either log out and in, or reboot, and see if it helps. If it does help, then you might want to reduce the limit of your browser cache size. In Firefox, you type "about:config" in ...


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My first impression is that Wine is a simulated Windows environment which uses free (and presumably open source) libraries as an alternative to Microsoft's proprietary libraries. Those libraries produce the same input and output, yet use alternative means to process the data. This would explain why there is very little performance hit. Yes, that is ...


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Could be your harddrive. Core 2 Duo T6600 seems to be kind of long in the tooth apt-get install smartmontools gsmartcontrol smart-notifier sudo gsmartcontrol If you get any errors, please make sure you have a good backup of your data.


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When using windows 8 OS, there are lot of ways to speed up the system performance Really? How? All I know is that you can Refresh: something you don't need to do in Linux Defragmentation: You very rarely need defragmentation, I've been using linux for about 7 years and never defraged a disk. Viruses: very few run in Linux, you don't need an antivurus, ...


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First thing is , even in windows, there is no such thing as optimizing program. all they is use the utility that come packed with windows. They defragment the system, delete the temporary files, cookies, things like that. They only make a fool out of the novices. So do not pay for such softwares under windows. Use CCleaner and occassionally defragment your ...


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There's not really any programs to increase performance in Linux. There's Bleachbit, that cleans cookies, cache, and other stuff, but doesn't really speed anything up. Linux is just supposed to be fast as is. So whatever speed Ubuntu is giving you now is probably the speed you're stuck with.


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I tested your condition with my LiveUSB and I have a solution for you. For example, let us say we installed MySQL on the PC recently and now Ubuntu is too slow. So this is how we'll hunt for the culprit: Press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Your screen will be filled with a black terminal. Type sudo -s and then top. Wait for about 5 seconds as Ubuntu refreshes the list. ...


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You will be able, but it most likely will not fun. Excel running on Windows with this Hardware should be also quiet slow (at least from what I can imagine). Just give it a try. Alternatives could be LibreOffice Calc in about 95% of all cases.


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Yes and no, virtualbox only take the memory when it needs, but you should give virtualbox dedicated memory to make things run smoothly. In some case you should have good VGA power or give guest os more vga vram for some guest OS like windows 7 or 8 to run properly. virtualbox slow performance ubuntu host happens when windows 7 doesnt have enough vram memory. ...


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I had something similar just today - init running at 85% CPU usage and no idea why. Running strace -p <PID of init> started spooling out huge numbers of errors about unable to get image from device buffer, and references to v4l. Turns out I'd unplugged my webcam while the webcam software was still running, and it was causing init to really have a ...


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Ubuntu Studio is two things: Custom Kernel allowing realtime processing (for better performance in encoding audio, exporting videos, etc) Custom Packages, which I found is particularly useful for setting up JACK (which is a headache otherwise). You should be able to get the SDK (qtcreator) for it, although considering that it is generally encouraged to ...


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Ubuntu studio is nothing but Ubuntu with some special music/video related softwares. The customisability of Ubuntu(or GNU/Linux in general) that you can install any linux software on any linux distro (doesn't mean it will work). So you can do everything that you do on Ubuntu, on Ubuntu studo as well.You can develop, test do everything.


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It could also be the performance of your computer. Some computers can't handle 13.04-13.10 as well as they did 12.04. (I've also seen the reverse happen in many cases) At any rate, there is a tool in the default repositories called Unity Tweak Tool that adjusts the visual effects of Unity however you want. A lot of these adjustments increase performance, ...



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