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candraxx 07-27-2010 08:41 AM

how make ubuntu 10.04 more faster on my old pc
 
place help,i run ubuntu 10.04 on my old pc pentium 4, 500mb ram ,how can ido for make faster..

GrapefruiTgirl 07-27-2010 08:49 AM

To make the Ubuntu faster? Add more RAM to the machine, or upgrade the CPU to a faster/better one. Upgrading the video card may help too, but I would do the first two things first.

How to make your existing machine faster, without buying new hardware? Don't use Ubuntu - use a lighter-weight distro, maybe Xubuntu for example, though there are lots of other lighter distros that would perform a lot better on that machine.

Cheers!

linus72 07-27-2010 09:11 AM

May I recommend my own nFluxOS Ubuntu editions (Lucid & Meerkat)
the Lightest *buntu there is
http://multidistro.com/

onebuck 07-27-2010 09:14 AM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by candraxx (Post 4046795)
place help,i run ubuntu 10.04 on my old pc pentium 4, 500mb ram ,how can ido for make faster..

More RAM!

Replace distribution!
:hattip:

amani 07-27-2010 09:35 AM

Vector Linux, Slackware and Dream Linux would be much faster on the machine.

On Ubuntu,
You can also remove unnecessary services through 'boot-up manager'
restrict applications that start-up automatically on start up
Install XFCE and the LXDE desktop and use one of those instead of Gnome or KDE

j1alu 07-27-2010 11:24 AM

Besides whats already been said (remove unused services, autostart-apps and consider using a distro which comes that way out of box) try this:
1)gconf-editor:
applications->metacity->general and activate "reduced resources"
2) consider using a different window-manager instead of metacity (say icewm or openbox) for your gnome
3) use light gtk2-engines, for example the gtk2-engines-xfce are quite light
4)remove the background image

I use xfce on PC's with similar specs and it works good. Enlightenment is ok too. All window-managers are ok.
As far i can see the main problem are all the services.


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