You really need more RAM 8min. Id suggest a dual boot environment regardless if you cant get more RAM. If you dual boot you would have access to better virtualization software xen, vmware on linux as well. Also makes a big difference if your running in a fully virtualized environment. What type of laptop do you have processor?
ThinkPad X220 with a 2nd gen i7.
I think I'll look into a dual boot a bit more. Do you know whether the Ubuntu install (where you can specify to install alongside a Windows install), will make GRUB the default bootloader?
I'd try a lighter o/s than ubuntu as the guest. Probably something like Arch with openbox would give you an improvement at the cost of a bit of a learning curve (don't expect anything to be done for you)
"Then someone tells you and you cheer
'Hooray, hooray,the bullfighter dies and nobody cries'
Nobody cries because we all want the bull to survive"
Maybe try the Ubuntu Installer for Windows[ubuntu.com] (wubi). If I remember right, it installs Ubuntu to a virtual drive file, so you don't have to worry about repartitioning. You can then "dual boot" into a full Ubuntu environment. The wubi installer should also have the option to uninstall it from Windows, so setting it up and tearing it down should be pretty clean.
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