michaelweaser wrote:it seems that other linuxes seem to be faster than raspbian, websites seem to load much faster, and some programs seem to be much faster
I've seen no proof so far. "seems" is very subjective.
A few programs may run faster because of ARMv7 code.
Many packages are newer (which sometimes may be more efficient), but that will soon change, when the migration to Jessie has been finished.
Please ask the people responsible for your Ununtu distribution for support. "This has to be fixed" someone said, but who is responsible? Who's doing the work?