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Windows 7 seems to install, boot and run much smoother & faster than each the three linux distros I have recently tried (Ubuntu 12.04 unity, Linux mint 13 MATE, and Fedora 17 on gnome 3.4). Why am I facing bad performance in Linux?

I have tweaked my Linux installs for the SSD (enabling trim, disabling swap, etc.)

I'm using an Acer TravelMate with i5-2410m processor, intel hd 3000 graphics, 8 gigs of ram, and a 256 gb samsung 830 ssd.

Edit: Boot times are 10-15 seconds slower, there is noticeable delay from login to fully loaded desktop, and in general does not appear to be as responsive as my old windows 7 install or the Linux guests I had running on it.

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"seems to"? How are you measuring this? –  techie007 Sep 7 '12 at 4:32
    
What is faster? The random access time, average read throughput, maximal write throughput, boot time? How much faster? –  Marco Sep 7 '12 at 8:51
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