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> All linux distro's running slow (I think because of my triple core
post Jun 30 2016, 08:57 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi guys!

I am new to Linux and have 3 laptops I am converting over from Windows 10. All of them are only going to be used for document creation and internet browsing. I have scoured the internet for help but there is so many unanswered similar questions. I figured joining a forum for help would be a good idea.

I am on laptop number two at the moment. Its the fastest among the three. I thought Linux could revitalize older systems and make them more "snappy" but so far on the first to its been pretty lackluster. However I do not want to give up yet as I like the environment and absolutely hate Windows 10.

The first laptop (need to write down the specs) had a ton of issues installing any distro of Linux. Only Ubuntu ended up working, and I dropped to a lighter interface but everything was incredibly laggy. Onto my second laptop (since I have more information atm).

Here are the specs:
CPU: 3x AMD Phenom II P860 Triple core (2.0 Ghz)
GPU: "Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880

First off the boot time is about 50 sec (using an ATA HD)
Firefox takes about 10 seconds
Libre 5, but I turned on "enable sys tray quick starter"

Is this PC just too slow for Linux? I have a suspicion its not using my CPU properly though, here are my benchmarks (HardInfo)
Blowfish = 800Mhz = 6.5
Crypto Hash = 217
Fibonacci = 2
N-Queens = 12
FPU = 2
Ray = 11

Could Linux not be using my CPU correctly? If so is there a way to fix it?

OK and to not spam the forums, with my system configuration is there a distro you guys recommend?

Thank you!
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post Jul 2 2016, 11:49 AM
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Its GNU/

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My first thought that any PC capable of running Windows 10 should not have any problem running any version of linux. The latest Ubuntu should support your graphics card out of the box.

Mint is another good distribution that is based on Ubuntu.

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