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

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 19:53:06 UTC 2012

On 05/10/12 20:46, keith wrote:
> Interesting thread. I buy recycled electronics where I can for pale
> green reasons, and because my use need are simple, and I seem to have
> had good luck.
> Laptop: Lenovo thinkpad X200s around £130 off the well known auction
> site. Runs 12.04 really well, manages Firefox with a dozen tabs open,
> LibreOffice with large files loaded and a remote desktop connection to
> work desktop (I use rdesktop, remmina seems broken). I get 4 hours on
> battery with wifi. A student asked if it was 'the new Mac' the other
> week because Unity does look a bit cool. 4Gb ram. No chance on HDMI
> though.
> PC: ancient Xeon dual core HP workstation with a new Nvidia card of
> modest spec, cost just under £200 including the card. 4 Gb ram, seems
> to just run everything. I'm actually using IceWM of all things on this
> because I like tiled windows (3 by 3) on the big monitor. The HP case is
> huge and can be opened easily.
I've had the mac line too. It's a great sales pitch when they realise 
they are wrong! However it's obvious this laptop should be performing 
much better.

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