Xfce is very, very, very slow

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Jan 14 13:06:23 CET 2014

On Mon, 2014-01-13 at 18:56 +0000, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> On 13/01/14 18:00, Hartmut Haase wrote:
> > Hi Neil,
> >> When I install a new version of Xubuntu, (I never try upgrades),
> > can that be the reason? I ALWAYS upgrade, because I don't want to lose
> > all my settings by installing from the scratch. Or do you keep your
> > /home partition?
> I always install rather than upgrade because I prefer it, not because I 
> think it is necessarily the best way. I do a backup of /home first on to 
> an external hard drive, or at least those parts which I want to keep. 
> Then I set up the new version exactly how I want it first, and then copy 
> over just those parts of the previous /home that I want to keep.
> I know that it is a pain and takes a while, but I don’t mind. And, as I 
> normally stick with the LTS versions, it does not happen very often.
> As I said, each to his own.

Ubuntu Studio developers experienced that making a new install is the
better way to go. Updating from one release to another for *buntu tends
to fail, yes, also when reading release notes first.

I only can recommend again to use Arch Linux, it's a stable rolling

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