Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit on my PC, but it runs slow. I don't know why. I'm a new Linux user in general.

• Processor: Intel Atom CPU N26000 1.60GHz x 4
• Graphics card: Intel Express Chipset says in Windows. Intel Coportation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx integrated graphics controller with Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits)
• Hard disk: 313.9GB
• 1 GB RAM.

I do not know if I should install another distribution of Linux or another version of Ubuntu, but I need help please. Thanks. :(

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    Hi and welcome to Ubuntu. Can you please add the actual Graphics card type (Galium is a kind of generic Linux graphics driver) and the size of the RAM. – matv1 Jul 15 '13 at 0:04
  • If you don't know your graphics card type, you can type the folowing in a terminal: lspci | grep VGA – matv1 Jul 15 '13 at 0:06
  • Sorry, thanks to the two for answering. the will add. :) – Memux Jul 15 '13 at 0:33
  • possible duplicate of How can I improve overall system performance? – Eliah Kagan Aug 25 '13 at 11:38
  • I'm facing the same problem, My Laptop configuration is: Lenovo Z470 Core i5 nvidia GeForce (128 MB) 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Anyway.. Run's perfectly fast windows 7 and 8, Tried bef. Xubuntu 12, Ubuntu 11, Linux Mint, Manjaro.. all of them runs awesome but, just basic xubuntu 13.10 and, its very slow, open any browser (Mozilla,Opera,Chrome) takes some time (more than 40 sec. just to open) and scrolling down a result pages on google is really slow.. any sugestion?? – user268246 Apr 12 '14 at 16:47

In general, your system meets minimum requirements. Although its never going to fly, it should be able to run Ubuntu. But it seems that 3D accelaration is not supported for the Atom N26000. Because Ubuntu's Unity desktop needs 3d, that could well be your problem.

If you dont really mind which desktop environment you use, why not give the LXDE desktop a try. Either by going into the Ubuntu software center and just install it, or uninstall Ubuntu and install Lubuntu. It will certainly boost your systems performance.

Good luck!

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