Showing posts with label Ubuntu 12.04. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ubuntu 12.04. Show all posts

Friday, August 24, 2012

How to Make Ubuntu 12.04 Run Faster on Netbook

Right now I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my netbook and totally I work on it, it means that I use my netbook for doing almost my job, such as blogging, multimedia, chatting, and many more.

Before I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) on my netbook, I have tried Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and it run fast enough but Ubuntu 10.04 consumes too much battery power so it make my netbook short life in battery power.

But with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS my netbook can life for long time because Ubuntu 12.04 consume less battery power or resources even it enable 3D effect and that's why I like this ubuntu version.

About the speed, for me Ubuntu 12.04 runs fast enough on my netbook with 1GB RAM and CPU Intel Atom N450 (1.66 GHz) but with some tweaks, it can make your Ubuntu 12.04 run faster in netbook.

These are some ways to make Ubuntu 12.04 run faster on netbook.

Tips 1 - Install cleaning tool and run it to clean up your Ubuntu machine from junk files at least once a week - they are Ubuntu-Tweak and BleachBit

Ubuntu tweak is a great tool to configure your Ubuntu system and has many great functions such as to set Ubuntu theme, application and many more, but with Janitor in Ubuntu Tweak can be used to clean up your Ubuntu system from junk files and increase Ubuntu speed. 

Copy following commands in terminal to install latest Ubuntu-Tweak.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

BleachBit is great cleaner too, like CCleaner in windows Operating System, BleachBit clean Ubuntu system deeper and need longer time to cleanup your Ubuntu while Ubuntu-Tweak only clean around applications junk files.

Tips 2 - Try install lightweight Desktop Environment for Ubuntu such as XFCE or LXDE, and for me LXDE is faster than XFCE. Optional you can also try to install lightweight applications and install package or applications only you need.

Tips 3 - Upgrade RAM 1GB to 2GB for netbook will increase Ubuntu speed.

That's it some tips how to make ubuntu run faster on my netbook. Try the best for your Ubuntu netbook.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for Netbook

For long time I have been a Ubuntu user and almost all my time I used Ubuntu in my daily activities for computing.

I like Ubuntu LTS version begin from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and now I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Because for me Ubuntu LTS is more stable and it is supported for long time - 5 years for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Ubuntu 12.04 is good for Netbook

I download Ubuntu 12.04 and install it in my Netbook Acer Aspire One 1 G of RAM, Processor 1.66 GHz, I install Ubuntu 12.04 from USB drive and just about some minutes to complete (it really fast).

Ubuntu 12.04 is saving power on my Netbook. It means getting a longer battery life on my Netbook. In my Netbook ubuntu 12.04 is longer life than Ubuntu 10.04 and my Netbook life almost same when I use Windows 7 in battery life. That is why I love Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Ubuntu 12.04 also fast in my Netbook and I can run all my job from blogging, watching movies, doing graphic with gimp and Inkscape, Office with LibreOffice etc.

With Unity as default Desktop Environment (DE) make Ubuntu 12.04 is good for Desktop PC, Laptop and Netbook so we do not need Ubuntu Netbook Remix any more.

And personally I like Unity interfaces because besides its look modern Unity also easier to use and faster.

I like default interfaces in Ubuntu 12.04 like themes etc, because for me the default setting is the best for user that the Developer design. But if we don't like the default, we are free to customise the appearance as we want. We can make Ubuntu looks like Mac OS etc.

What do you like from Ubuntu 12.04?