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How do I speed up the latest version of Ubuntu on a VIA C7-M 1.6 GHz based netbook (HP 2133)? For example, full screen videos are very slow in the default configuration.

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What type of videos? If you're talking about high resolution videos (720p and higher) you're not going to get spectacular result, really. – alex Apr 10 '10 at 17:12
    
Why was this down voted so much? Sure, not much information is provided, but it's still an acceptable question. – RJFalconer Apr 11 '10 at 10:55

Have you tried Ubuntu Netbook Remix? It is aimed at running better on netbooks.

Or you could try out XFCE (or xubuntu) or LXDE as lighter-weight desktop environments.

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