My computer is working very slow after installing Ubuntu 12.10 Final.

Before I used to have Ubuntu 11.10 and it is working very fine for me, but after installing Ubuntu 12.10 it makes me very angry, working very very slow.

My Computer Configuration:

  1. Pentium 4 3.4 GHz Processor
  2. 1GB DDR2 RAM
  3. 250GB HDD
  • Old hardware + little ram + unity + new linux version, more buggy than the older one, and you have the slowness. – NotFromBrooklyn Nov 29 '12 at 8:04
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    It could just be that 12.10 is putting more of a strain on your older hardware than 12.04 was. If you're not too attached to any new features/fixes in 12.10, then it might be worth reinstalling 12.04 if that worked for you. – user2405 Dec 1 '12 at 21:09
  • I have a similar machine. 1 GB RAM is too small - upgrade to at least 2 GB or more. You'll notice a considerable boost in performance. – Suman Dec 4 '12 at 22:35

Have you tried Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release to see if that works ok on your system ? 12.10 is an incremental build but if you want 5 years support and stability then stick with 12.04...

Note: To speed up your desktop you could install the propriatary driver if you are using Nvidia or Ati graphics which would help...


Quoting myself from this question Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit Slow

Unity is SLOW and INEFFICIENT Get lxde it's FAST and EFFICIENT

This is how you install it

Terminal way

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Type sudo apt-get install lubuntu for the full package and for the lighter one withut the applications type sudo apt-get install lxde
  3. Type your password (You wont see anything typed for security reasons)
  4. Wait for it to download and install
  5. Logout/Restart laptop then on the login screen click the ubuntu icon on the password box
  6. click lxde or lubuntu

GUI way

  1. Go to the ubuntu software center

  2. Search for lxde or lubuntu

  3. Install it

  4. Logout/Restart laptop then on the login screen click the ubuntu icon on the password box

  5. click lxde or lubuntu

enjoy your new desktop.

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