[ubuntu-uk] Poor performance with Ubuntu on my laptop

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 4 16:02:14 UTC 2012

On 4 October 2012 16:43, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Try chromium browser to see if that is better.  FF can be processor
>> hungry.  Choosing the right apps may be more important than the
>> distribution.
>> sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
>> Colin
> As much as I appreciate what you're saying don't you think something is very
> wrong here? On my antique Dell I would routinely have Vuze open downloading,
> firefox running up to 6 or 7 tabs, VLC playing music or video, Thunderbird
> and Calc with up to 2 spreadsheets, one of them has 2 sheets each with 3600
> lines of data in them. That machine coped fine, if it wasn't for the lack of
> battery and dodgy power socket I'd much rather be using that.
> Any brand new machine, however badly designed, should be capable of
> outperforming something which came with 60Gb HDD and no more than 1Gb RAM.

You are right, there is something wrong, having looked at the
processor it should not have the problems you are describing.  I run
it on a 5 year old Intel T1350, 1.86GHz with 2GB RAM without such
issues.  Is it only when running FF you see performance issues?

> What difference, if any, do you think using 64 bit would make?

None worth talking about.


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