Originally Posted by BrianMc
My experience is nowhere near as bad as yours! While not the most powerful system I find that the 10v has very acceptable performance for anything which is not likely to be highly CPU intensive -this is in both XP and OSX.
I have given it extra memory and it now has a total of 2Gb - but I cannot see that this would make such a dramatic improvement!
Yeah when I first used the 10v it worked well for the most part. Now I feel like my OS X partition is slowing down a lot for some reason. Maybe I have background things running, but all I know of is Dropbox and Time Machine.
A lot of the time chrome will start acting up if I have multiple tabs open.
As of right now I'm on Ubuntu. I swapped out the 5400 WD Scorpio Blue for a 7200 RPM drive. I'm surprised how much better Chromium is responding. It has the same extenions installed but everything is more reponsive. No choppy scrolling. Even when I watch videos on youtube, with 480p and whatnot, I get no hiccups. Amazing.
The only problem I've had with linux, and which put me off in the firstp lace years ago is that the alternatives aren't quite the same as other mainstream applications you get in windows and mac. Open office's presentation lacks some key note taking features that powerpoint has, which is essential for my college classes (no, paper and pencil won't work). We'll see what happens, I love how light and quick ubuntu is, but I may end up doing a triple boot or running it of a USB if I can't find adequate alternates to my usual programs.