The change to Ubuntu 9.04 slowed online work

Asked by Steve van Lierop on 2009-06-09

I recently started using Ubuntu 8.10 via a WUBI installation on my laptop. I was very happy with the performance and was already thinking of deleting Windows XP from my machine. Then I received a message that I could upgrade the 8.10 to the 9.04 version. The moment I start working with the new version I noticed a significant slower performance of Firefox especially during file downloading. It even happens that after a couple of minutes successfully opening some sites on the web without problems although slow, suddenly I can't open a website anymore and firefox hangs. I also can't load Pidgin then while I am online.
 I am working on a relatively slow wireless connection and wonder now if some files were not loaded correctly during upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04.
Can I get some advice how to solve this problem because I really would like to continue with Ubuntu.

Steve van Lierop

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Best peter b (b1pete) said :

Steve van Lierop,

I understand that your experience with linux/ubuntu was a happy one (810) and that you'd like to give up on xp.

for sure you know that wubi is installed under xp. if you decided that you are ready to go only ubuntu linux way then I'd recommend using the full ubuntu 810 intrepid gnome distribution - it is selfstanding, it does not need xp to be installed, and for sure all pc resources are much better put to use and utilized (no os under another os).

I'd also recommend staying with 810 distribution - it is a little older and tried extensively than the newer 904.

peter b

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Steve van Lierop (double-sjvanlierop) said :

Thanks peter b, that solved my question.

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Steve van Lierop (double-sjvanlierop) said :

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your prompt reaction. If I don't get any other advice how to improve the 9.04 performance I will surely implement your proposal to reload the 8.10 version. This is the best alternative for me to get more familiar with Ubuntu. Continue working with 9.04 in this way is a bit frustrating.