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

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 17:06:21 UTC 2012

On 04/10/12 17:02, Colin Law wrote:
> 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.
> Colin
I haven't tried another browser. When I get off this tonka toy 3G 
connection I'll download a few others and try.

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