I run Ubuntu on an old Dell Dimension 2400 (with only 2d accel.) and it runs really slow when opening up certain programs, like the Ubuntu Software Center. So I was just wondering if there is any software that can speed it up. Any response at all is appreciated.


You can use some less powerful DE's such as


Xubuntu is lightweight and contains a basic set of applications, Looks similar to gnome-panel .To install it

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop


Lubuntu is very lightweight and is very basic. Resembles gnome-panel . To install it

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop


I would use the Xubuntu distro as it has been designed to have a small footprint as far as performance goes.

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