[ubuntu] Help an Ubuntu noob out please

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Alright. I've been a windows user for about a decade. I tried Ubuntu once about 3 years ago, but ended up going back because I didn't like using emulates for my games. Now I have a laptop that I'm not using for gaming, and it needed an OP. So I used Ubuntu because its free. And unfortunately, Ubuntu's UI has changed dramatically. My laptop is ridiculously slow. By slow I mean unnecessarily, averaging about 3 to 7 secs to open most windows of any sort. Now I'm trying to tweak it to be less hard on my computer, and have spent 4 hours trying to change it to LXDE because I couldn't figure out t (Hardware)