Xfce is very slow

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 11:46:29 CET 2014

Le 30/01/2014 10:49, Stephane Ascoet a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> after all your help and avices I'm now at the point to install from the
>> scratch. I only have to choose between Xubuntu and Ubuntu+xfce. I'll let
> Hi, why only two choices? There are hundreds of GNU/Linux 
> distributions, and some of them are much lighter and free than Ubuntu. 
Xubuntu is very light, and is the best Xfce distro all around :
- LTS releases
- good looking and modernized Xfce desktop (pulseaudio support, gvfs, ...)
- PPAs
- hundreds of software in the repositories

> I'm not trying to put anger again in this thread. The reason why I'm 
> saying that is due to the fact that I wonder a lot why your system is 
> swapping that much. I don't think that this is the cause of the 
> slowness you have, but it's a bad point if the memory is fully used 
> now. What will happen in a few years, when the computer will get older?
The memory wasn't fully used, it was 65.3% free.
And when the software gets bloated (like Firefox, but it has improved a 
lot), in his shoes I would simply add more RAM.
> And another point: A collegue of mine, who is an usual "micro$oft 
> children" is trying Ubuntu. While helping him, I saw with horror that 
> 12.2 LTS version still installs itself in an unique partition... very 
> bad idea, even Window$ always come with several partitions on 
> computers by now... Ubuntu is windowsinfing GNU, while window$ is 
> getting a very little better :-(
Windows comes with only one partition. The other partitions are recovery 
ones (and maybe an EFI boot partition), that are not used by Windows.
And there's always the option to use the advanced mode, which lets you 
use gparted.

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