aberlin wrote:I've been using Mint for a few years now staring version 9. My previous distrbution was version 13 and it was fine. I've moved to version 17 and was very much dissapointed.
1) Mint 17 has outperformed windows in resourse usage. Previously I would demonstrate my friends how everything ran faster in Mint, even wine environment was running software faster than native Windows. Now I was shocked that running two browsers at thr same time consumes 60-70% of CPU. Windows 8 on the same laptop takes 40% to run three if them.
2) Power management is non-existent. For modern computers switching the screen of provides almost no effect on battery time. Adding TLP slightly improves battery usafe but not enough. Again, my laptop can run for 4+ hours under Windows with my networking. Mint 17 wastes the battery in 1,5 hours. With TLP I can extend this to 2.5 hours which is still rather bad.
I blamed it on Cinnamon and reinstalled a Mate version - no effect.
There is nothing exotic I do with my laptop. Most of the time its emails, skype and online games.
I have not followed all the distributions in between, but is there any chance you could make Mint what it was? A very efficient and fast operating system?
I think its embarassing for a Linux distro to be outperformed by Windows
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