I Installed elementary os freya on an old computer, dual boot with windows xp:
Ram 1GB Processor: Amd i686 Graphic card is: S3 ProSavageDDR It is very slow. I checked on the gnome monitor. Memory usage is about 50% and it uses very little swap.
But what concerns me is this. At Idle cpu usage is 50% As soon as I open something simple like the applications menue cpu usage goes to 100%
Windows XP is running fine
Most of cpu usage is from the desktop invironment runs between 40 and 60 percent even If i do nothing.
Is there something wron with configuration or is the computes simply too slow for Elementary OS?