If you've ever used Ubuntu with VMware and have been consistently frustrated by the amount of lag that comes with each and every incremental distribution (as a result of additional features added into Ubuntu, such as the eye-candy UI, Unity), then fear not, here's a few simple way to solve the issue of lag regarding virtualized usage of Ubuntu:
Allocate Ubuntu more RAM, 1GB should be a bare minimum - any lower and you should consider using an older version of Ubuntu. or a different distro, such as CrunchBang Linux:
Boom, now opening up the menu and taking screenshots in Ubuntu 13.04 will be silky smooth, just like a normally-installed version of the OS!
Why should you be here? You may be wondering about how:
- Ubuntu is laggy in VMware
- Laggy Ubuntu VM
- to make Ubuntu run faster in VMware
- to make virtualized Ubuntu run faster
- get Ubuntu on Windows
- run Linux on Windows 8.1
- does virtualization work on Windows 8.1?