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I'm running Linux Mint 14 on notebook. This notebook is rather old and really weak. Linux Mint shows better performance than Win7, but newertheless it's far from perfect. What can I do to speed up my OS?

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I'd say install xubuntu. If it's old and it's a notebook, I guess its specs are far from great. Optimising OS is much harder than using dedicated one. – gronostaj Jun 24 '13 at 20:16
Are you using cinnamon or mate as your DE, try using mate, (you can install it using software manager) – w4etwetewtwet Jun 24 '13 at 20:21
I'm not the main user of this laptop. It's owner was a Windows user, so it's quite easy for him to use Cinnamon DE. That's why it's not the best choice to use another DE. – JustLogin Jun 24 '13 at 21:06
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Go through and disable any services you don't need. I suggest checking out the Linux Mint forums for help on that. I don't know your level of Linux expertise.

For example, if you don't have any bluetooth devices, disable anything bluetooth.

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