I want linux distro recommendations for high performance.. I have a gaming laptop and I want to dual boot linux for educational purposes. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS runs way slower and is laggy. Is there any linux specifically designed for performance with no power saving. I dont want to manually set up high performance in ubuntu. My concern is not overboosting performance though, just normal performance which I expect to be high.

By the way, my specs are: cpu - i7 8750h gpu - nvidia gtx 1050ti ram - 16gb

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I’m not sure why this is happening. Ubuntu is fast even in budget computers. Try Fedora Gnome, it is a vanilla Linux version that can be expanded depends on your needs. Are you sure that you installed the GPU driver on Ubuntu? If you didn’t, I would recommend to give it another try.

  • i did install nvidia additional drivers which gave nvidia x prime application. On some other discussions i saw that ubuntu was in by default powersave mode. so i was seeing for a distro that didnt had this problem May 4, 2019 at 12:53
  • Debian and Fedora with XFCE or MATE are the fastest you can try as a beginner. Don’t even bother with Gentoo or Arch. May 4, 2019 at 12:59
  • i dont want a lightweight distro though, but i will try. by the way windows 10 runs damn fast as compared to ubuntu... also cpu speed in windows is upto 4ghz but in ubuntu when i tried the command /proc/cpuinfo the cpu speed was about 800mhz May 4, 2019 at 13:02
  • This sounds to me like a driver issue. Maybe the drivers you used they are not optimized to use Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading. I think that the GPU driver from the Nvidia website are better than the open source driver you downloaded. Gnome in a budget PC usually run as fast as a good tablet. May 4, 2019 at 13:08
  • will it be better to install on virtualbox, because i think i have enough ram for that, i dont know much May 4, 2019 at 13:09

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