I’ve used Ubuntu since version 8 or about 2009/2010ish. It used to be super fast. You used to be able to run it on ANYTHING. It was easy to use. I can’t take the damn slowness these days.
Update. Apparently Gnome is the culprit plus some other useless crap. Some say Kubuntu is faster. I don’t have time to dink around with this right now.
Here is a total list of all the things that still suck on ALL linux desktops in 2022 Major Linux problems on the desktop 2022 edition.
These days Ubuntu is SLOWER THAN MOLASSES IN THE WINTER IN SIBERIA. So slow I am HONESTLY thinking about switching back to Windows just so I can work. I rather spend my time working than investigating and typing utter bullshit cryptic commands into the command line.
Booting is extra slow, 3 to 5 minutes on an i7 with 16Gb ram. That is purely insane. I think this is a record honestly.
Opening any program is slower than hell, whether it is a browser or an IDE, Slow. Slow and slow.
CONSTANT CRASHES AND FREEZES.
And once this MOFO freezes, you can’t do shit. Nothing works. No combination of keys on the keyboard will give any result. Your only option with Ubuntu/Linux desktop is to un-plug your PC.
ISN’T THAT JUST SUPER….
I don’t feel like digging into any files to figure out WTF this pile of bile is doing. I am guessing Ubuntu/Mint (this all happens on another PC I am running mint on) TOTALLY SUCKS at memory management, as the freezes almost always happen when I am using a browser. Honestly I use my computer to get shit done not to screw around playing with the command line trying to get everything working so I can feel extra smart.
That shit is for kids. In adultland we need our PC to turn on and run programs and function and shit like that.
But the slowness and freezing really sucks and is pushing me to move back to Windows for web development and programming. Plus most of the image editing, video editing, etc. etc. etc. software for Linux desktop is not worth the shit. Hell most of the software for linux desktop is chock full o bugs.
I sent someone my resume I created with LibreOffice they sent me an email back saying they couldn’t open it. Yay, we still have that old ass issue in 2021???
Then you got the damn issues with print drivers and video drivers and drivers in general. In reality you are lucky if you get a PC to run Linux desktop properly. And don’t give me this shit about flavor xxx is better. They are all built from the same damn kernel, which is what most functionality is built on.
Right now I need my computer to work. I have too much to do to stop and investigate why Linux is not working and dig through logs and google and go to forum after forum, for 2 damn days.
Screw that and soon screw Linux desktop too.
I am over the sluggishness.
Over the super hard freezes.
Over the slow startups.
Over the slow everything and piss poor memory management.
It probably doesn’t even use all 8 cores either. And to think you used to be able to run Ubuntu on tiny devices.
I bet the Linux Fanboys are having some hyperventilating butthurt right now, gonna leave me lots of comments. They never read the article, then leave the dumbest comments.
I love you guys too and I want to help you heal that butthurt.