I doubt any Linux distributor claims their OS release is lightening fast:
dividedsky1 wrote: I thought Linux was supposed to be lightning fast which is why I want to give up Windows. Here are my computer specs:
even browser developers try not to claim that as everyone has pretty much the same access to the tools and languages available for individual or group (commercial or OSS development)
--in general the fastest OSs' are text based ones such as DOS (single user, complete control of the system: hardware and software); but of course few users will want to go that route and give up the glitzy screens/desktops they have become used to..
--even in simple applications such as POS (point of sale), they have also gone GUI mode, it doesn't speed up anything..The best answers, I can offer are..
And I hope you picked a 32bit Linux OS as the version to use..
You would have to explain your specific issues, not just a general hypotheses/complaint such as my system is s-l-o-w..
I assume this is a type of WUBI (mint4win) installation despite your separate partitions for Windows OS + Linux OShttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu_installer
--that is not the same as a muli-boot(dual-boot) installation that will load via grub or windows bootloader
And that type of installation, running as a file from the windows OS would slow down the responsiveness of the Linux OS..
If you wished to edit that.. (windows OS on the 1st drive, 1st partition C:\, windows on any other primary partition or logical (although that complicates the partition scheme)
I didn't know that Mint had the migration-assistant option, but it is not that useful, since you don't know exactly what it is doing..http://askubuntu.com/questions/72461/di ... ng-installhttps://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/222690
Firefox is always slow to start, even on a windows or Apple OS
--and can be slow to render a web page
I use Opera, quite fast and very customizable..
--google's chromium (oss version) or chrome if you must is also an option