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Tried several Linux distros and every single one has performance issues for some reason while Windows is stable. I am confused and can't find the reason for it. I like Linux very much but it's unusable for me.

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  • 4
    What kind of "performance issues?"
  • 0
    Elaborate.
  • 6
    Well, you have the "arch" tag in your rant - ofcourse it is unstable.

    The most stable distro (in my oppinion) is mint
  • 2
    @Gophyr @ThaOneDude Some programs need a lot time to start, programs just freeze or crash, system freezes for several seconds etc.
  • 1
    @Plastikmensch I use ubuntu and that doesn't happen to me. Maybe try mint like @Linux suggested.
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    @Linux Interestingly Arch was until recently the most stable distro for me.
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    @Plastikmensch
    Arch is not meant to be stable, it is "bleeding edge" and the definition of that is - unstable and unreliable.
  • 2
    Have to tried to use Manjaro?
  • 0
    @anki7 Not yet. But I'll try it when I am in the mood.
  • 0
    Check cpu usage.

    Try to see if all cores are given to linux and if you have all your ram.

    And see if a software is taking a lot of juice.
  • 0
    @-vim- Checked already and the only thing I see is a 100% spike on one of the cores during freezes. It's not the same core though.
  • 1
    @Plastikmensch did you check what process was making it spike
  • 0
    @-vim- gnome-shell. Whoops.
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    @Plastikmensch Definitely a good distro to use. Do check it out.
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    @Plastikmensch Which distro do you use currently?
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    @Plastikmensch we found the problem! But it’s weird tho, gnome doesn’t use that much memory, I think there’s something making it bug, but don’t worry then, it’s just a DE issue, I suggest using lxde or xfce as they’re lightweight
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    I personally love budgie desktops or KDE Plasma ones!
  • 1
    @Linux funnily enough the most stable distro I‘ve tried so far is manjaro, which is arch based :P
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    @LuPaw
    So, what happends if you forget to update it for a couple of month? Shit is breaking.
  • 0
    @Linux Just don‘t forget to update :P
    First thing I do whenever I boot is update^^ It just feels right to do so :P
  • 1
    Well what DEs were you using?
  • 0
    @simo002m Gnome, KDE and whichever Ubuntu uses.
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    @Plastikmensch Well those aren't really that lightweight and I wouldn't recommemd running them on older hardware
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    @simo002m Even though I need an upgrade I don't consider my hardware old. But since there is Ryzen and DDR4...
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    @Plastikmensch Well I never really had too much trouble with Cinnamon. Something that I never had trouble with, unless I had configured it improperly, is openbox. Something lightweight that doesn't need configuration(unless you want to make it look prettier) is mate
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    Do not use gnome, unity, cinnamon, or KDE. They are the cause of 99% of Linux performance problems.
  • 1
    @linuxxx Hm... Budgie looks interesting.
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    I use lxde/openbox at home, and couldn't be happier.
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    @Plastikmensch
    Seconding Mint with xfce!
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    Decided to go for Manjaro with Budgie. Works well so far, but that was also the case with Antergos first. Time will tell...
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    @Condor Did you mean Intel with AMD cards? This issue is as far as I know solved. But yes, the hardware has a huge Impact on performance and stability.
    Which hardware to use highly depents on the usecase.

    Didn't know that. Thanks!

    Arch being stable was my impression too. (I think I already said that but with Arch I had the least problems overall.)
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    (Debian Stretch + LXDE + Customizations) on ThinkPad T470 := (Stability, 0 performance issues)
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