*******Before answering I would greatly appreciate if you could please, please read the entire post, I know its long but I am really in a predicament, Thank you****************
It's almost been six months since I have been using Xubuntu and unfortunately it has not been a good experience
The thing is that after almost 3-4 weeks of the initial usage the OS started crashing/Hanging without any specific reason. All of a sudden the screen would go Black and then reappear after 3 seconds and all fonts and other icons would really get messed up. I checked various forums and posts on the internet but could not find why this was happening so I reduced the OS usage and went back to my Windows 7 Dell Inspiron Notebook, (I am actually writing this post from my notebook).
After another 3 weeks or so when I again restarted using Xubuntu. The system constantly got hanged and would not respond after I worked for 10-15 mins while there were constant screen blackouts as mentioned above as well. It also sometime hangs right as it boots up.
Furthermore when I continue using Xubuntu even after the screen blackout, my system's response time becomes really slow and browsing static webpages is even troublesome so working on other software is out of the question. Now my system configuration is not very blazing as well Its an HP-Evo-D150 with 512mb RAM and 2.67 GHz Pentium 4 but I researched Linuxquestions.org before using the distro and people here recommended me Xubuntu seeing my Desktop's modest configuration.
Can someone suggest what exactly may be going wrong for my system to behave in such a manner. I mean I was using Xp before and even though it din't run exquisitely it was such that I could do a couple of administrative tasks but with Xubuntu I cannot even check my mail due to the latter problems. I am not in anyway suggesting that Xp is better then Linux, No way! but is it something wrong with the Distro, some bug or something else that's making my OS go berserk?
Lastly when I was installing Xubuntu I hanged right at the final screen of the installation. I was literally about to click finish when this happened and I asked on Linuxquestions.org if this would effect anything but seeing that I was able to run the OS without any problem initially, many suggested it was nothing to be concerned off. I want to know whether this may be the cause that the OS is acting abnormally when updates are later installed.?? Also I need to know if the distro and my Desktop configuration are compatible or not and whether I should move to some other Linux ??
Thank you so much for hearing me out