[TriLUG] fedora 7 & 8 slowness?
john280z at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 14:58:25 EDT 2008
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 2:33 PM, jonesjc <jonesjc at intrex.net> wrote:
> Both exhibited slowness of operation. My laptop which is an intel celeron 1.1ghz processor with 256mb of ram is extremely slow. Once I installed F7 on the laptop, I tried starting firefox (gnome, x-windows). It took more than 30 seconds to start.
1) A startup time of 30 seconds for Firefox with Gnome & 256 mb is
very good, ANY Distro.
2) Gnome is a memory hog (John gets ready for the Flame War). With 256
mb you need to get rid of everything you don't need ( try disabling
Parallel port in BIOS - Samba).
3) Consider an alternate Desktop, try KDE, see if Fedora has IceWm,
XFCE, or Fluxbox available as a yum install. You may give up some
functionality but the speedup can be worth it.
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