[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 9.04 Performance Issue

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Apr 29 19:49:09 BST 2009

2009/4/29 Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com>:
> A few days ago I upgraded to 9.04 but was, frankly, disappointed. The application I use most of all is OpenOffice. The upgrade certainly sees boot times reduced, but OOO Base takes approx 10 times as long to load, Calc 5 times and Writer 3 times. Similarly, they take much longer to unload.

I wonder if this is a wubi specific issue. I find Ubuntu tremendously
faster on my machine, installed on the bare metal. How full is the
filesystem that Ubuntu is sat on? Is there a mad amount of IO going

Maybe run "top" and "iotop" (available to install in the standard
repository), and see what's at the top of the list when you notice


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