I upgraded to Ubuntu 14 and it seems im lagging. I started playing a 2d rpg game on steam and my whole pc is a bit sluggish. I read that I should use xubuntu or something. I'm on an intel HD processor with 3.12 GHz and 4gb ram. I'm running Ubuntu alone (no VM) what do I do to get this speed back up?

  • What was your former version? It is normal that newer versions are a bit slower than older ones... – Byte Commander Mar 16 '15 at 20:57
  • @ByteCommander 13.10 – nubb Mar 16 '15 at 21:01
  • If it is a CPU problem (means that CPU is the part of your machine that slows down the system most), could you run top in a terminal while you do some normal tasks. What are the processes that hog the most CPU percentage (except your applications)? If it is compiz you're better off with a lightweight DE like xfce. I recently changed to it and my system feels ways faster now. – Byte Commander Mar 16 '15 at 21:08
  • fire fox and plugin-con+ are taking 30% each. Xorg is 13%. compiz is only 0.7 – nubb Mar 16 '15 at 21:25
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    @nubb "its corrupted or something" isn't a problem I'll be chasing and I doubt the quality of any answers you'll get with clarification like that. Although some of us have an uncanny psychic ability on occasion, it's rare. Please review askubuntu.com/help/how-to-ask – Elder Geek Mar 16 '15 at 23:12

Try Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS.

Ubuntu MATE Screenshot Download it here

  • doesn't look to pretty. I really like the style of unity – nubb Mar 16 '15 at 21:26
  • Ok, then you may try Elementary OS. However, performance and beauty are mostly incompatible. – Helio Mar 16 '15 at 21:28

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