switch from unity to mate
New ubuntu's unity UI is great and such, but really unusable on older pc's. Recently gnome2 support has been dropped completely so we either have to switch to other UI's if we want pc to run smooth as before or never upgrade. Only few resources out there mention that mint distro supports gnome2 fork called mate and we actually can install it on newer versions of Ubuntu using apt commands. Setup commands are as follows: sudo echo "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import" >> /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate Only downside I've noticed so far is that it actually changes "lsb_release" signature, hence ubuntu's version. Maybe I should try switching over to Mint instead?