High CPU usage running casual tasks.

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I've noticed this problem with almost all Linux distributions that I have run through in the past (particularly Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.10). I have also seen many other Linux users experiencing this similar problem and from what I can gather (as a novice Linux user) it seems to be boiling down to kernels/grub/catalyst drivers etc. The problem is somewhat a simple one. I am currently running Fedora 17 Linux 3.6.3-1.fc17.x86_64 x86_64 and what I am experiencing is what you could call a "sluggish" performance in the Linux environment. Moving windows around the screen, scrolling down webp (HowTos)