Without spending much time trying to diagnose the NB100 – IE Base install and connecting to the wireless, the speed does not exactly make the very honest Toshiba NB100 netbook usable. This is also assuming the tiny dual Atom, 1Gb of ram and the 120Gb non-ssd disk.
Reading across some of the forums, the issue is traced back to Unity and the simple fact that Canonical has opted to dump more processing onto the GPU rather than the CPU. This all falls back to their OpenGL and GLSL.
Without getting into details, it is worth noting that Google searches for “Ubuntu OpenGL slow” and “Ubuntu GLSL slow” bring up A LOT of results.
Documented workarounds are downgrading to older versions. 10.04 which is reasonably quick (pretty quick even as a VM), going to alternative distros with slightly lighter footprints – IE Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Lubuntu if you would like to to stay with the ‘Buntu family.
What has worked for me is to jump to Linux Mint Mate 14 – acknowledging that yes is it another apple from the same tree but this one was fallen a bit further and after a week of use seems more intuitive, better on resources, and could possibly even pass as an operating system you would install on your mom’s computer.
Further development from Canonical, the 13.10 release is meant to have a better polished Unity capable of providing a more fluid front end, loading time, etc. As yet this can not yet been benchmarked on the trusty old NB100 –
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Mom???? lol 😛
Older folks love Linux – way up there with murder/suicide pacts 🙂
What do you think of this new windows 8?
Lol It doesnt do it for me. Heard it is pretty good for tablets and touch-screens but it is still an infant operating system..
I heard they were going for that whole tablet interface look…. Hopefully it’s not as bad as vista was when it first came out lol
There are still a few incompatibility issues but apparently better to vista. on the other hand – there really is nothing wrong with windows 7 🙂
Windows 7 is good, much better than xp… but then, at the time… there was nothing wrong with xp either lol
Yup thats for sure. It will also do a few things better than its new rivals!
not hard to beat vista
XP is great but its had its day now
Windows Millennium Edition’s gay cousin haha
good god, i hate to think about me
I still have a copy as a vm; also dos 6.22 goodness