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Is there any way to make it run smoother?

I have tried both 32bit and 64bit and they are both horrible slow on my lenovo s10-3 notebook

It takes like 5minutes just to get it to start installing something from the software manager and it takes 5-10seconds just to open the internet

I would have thought that it run much smoother than windows 7 but I was so wrong... windows 7 is much much faster
post #2 of 38
Might be worthwhile for some people to know that you're talking about Ubuntu.

"11.04" isn't very descriptive.
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11.04 is just slow in general even was on my sig rig.

It seems to me that boot time was lowest with 9.04 and both 10 and 11 were slower.
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Originally Posted by HaiiYaa View Post
Is there any way to make it run smoother?

I have tried both 32bit and 64bit and they are both horrible slow on my lenovo s10-3 notebook

It takes like 5minutes just to get it to start installing something from the software manager and it takes 5-10seconds just to open the internet

I would have thought that it run much smoother than windows 7 but I was so wrong... windows 7 is much much faster
How much ram is the netbook installed with? and have you tried windows 7 starter.. its alot more cut down than the standerd windows 7 and has some visual effects disabled..
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How much ram is the netbook installed with? and have you tried windows 7 starter.. its alot more cut down than the standerd windows 7 and has some visual effects disabled..
Starter didn't doesn't have aero and that annoyed me allot, Premium worked just fine on it.
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How much ram is the netbook installed with? and have you tried windows 7 starter.. its alot more cut down than the standerd windows 7 and has some visual effects disabled..
1gb and im using windows enterprise as i cant reinstall windows 7starter, but its running smooth

isn't there anyway to optimize ubuntu 11.04 to make it run fast?

actually i dont think its a resource problem as both the memory and cpu is running around 30%. but the programs just take a very very long time to start
post #7 of 38
Don't try using mainline Ubuntu on a netbook, especially since 11.04. The new Unity crap is quite resource intensive. Try the netbook remix, or Lubuntu, or Xubuntu. Or, Gawd forbid, another distribution entirely!
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don't try using mainline ubuntu on a netbook, especially since 11.04. The new unity crap is quite resource intensive. Try the netbook remix, or lubuntu, or xubuntu. Or, gawd forbid, another distribution entirely!
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post #9 of 38
Try Xubuntu with a netbook, it'll still look decent and run smooth. I dare say Kubuntu would even work better than what's now native Ubuntu. That Unity crap is pointless unless you are going touch.
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post #10 of 38
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Allright I'll try xubuntu, thanks for the help and advice everyone
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