I am new to Linux, the main reason I am wanting to use it is to revitalize some older laptops I have. Mainly just for web browsing and some document creation. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 yesterday on an old gateway I have. It took me awhile to get it to finally work. I kept getting an "ACPI PCC PROBE FAILED" message. I ended up disabling that and it installed. I am not even sure what it exactly means, or if that has something to do with the speed but wanted to mention it.
Anyways, this laptop was running Visa. When it had Vista "any" web browser would pop open much faster than Ubuntu, as well as load the pages in a reasonable time frame. Now it takes about 10 seconds just to open firefox, and 20sec or so to load the entire pages. Any application, such as Libre does the same thing.
My specs: 2GB Ram Pentium Dual Core, 1.60GZ Video card seems to be showing up wrong in system details (Gallium 0.4 iivmpipe) 64bit OS 155GB free HD
Is this laptop just too slow to run Ubuntu?