|I recently posted about my i7, 8GB RAM laptop running out of RAM while running Win10 and Android Studio and Emulator.
Someone posted back and said I should try out Ubuntu (via CD or flash drive).
I have a 16GB USB flash drive so I set it up and booted up.
It only takes a few minutes to get it set up and running. It couldn't be simpler.
I was really impressed.
I was absolutely amazed at how fast it starts up and runs. Even FireFox seemed faster running from that flash drive. Everything was just so fast.
I downloaded AS and got it installed (even with my limited knowledge of Linux).
Out of Space
However, as it was installing and adding the Android Emulator it said I was out of space.
I figured, ok, well it's only 16GB and maybe it just doesn't all fit. I mean it's an entire OS running from the stick.
64 GB Flash Drive
I had another 64GB Flash drive so I set up Ubuntu trial on that one and tried again.
However, again, this time it said that I was out of space.
I'm assuming the trial does something odd with the space or something? Does anyone happen to know?
Also, I'm planning on using and old laptop HDD that I can plug into a "toaster" and try booting from USB from that drive and see how it will work. I 'm wondering if that will work.
I don't have much space left on my laptop Win10 drive (SSD) so I'm not sure I can create another partition that will be large enough for Ubuntu.
The overall experience of Ubuntu was really great however. Can't believe how fast it boots and runs from the flash drive. I'm assuming that performance would only be better from direct SSD and that would crush comparisons to Win10.