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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:47 am 
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Forgive the simplicity of the question but I have a machine specifically for Linux (Fedora Core 4) and it's really slow. I'm running on a 1.5GHz Athalon, the specs of Fedora say that will work. Obviously faster is better but I thought *nix worked on older machined better that other software.
Am I missing something fundamental?
I thank you for your help.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:54 am 
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Some distributions work well on older hardware, yes. Distros like DamnSmall, Puppy Linux, etc that are designed with slower hardware in mind would be blazingly fast on something like that.

Most distros with KDE or GNOME desktops however, aren't quite as fast as Windows yet. Fedora Core is also a MUCH larger OS than Windows XP overall. They are getting there though, each release of KDE or GNOME gets a little faster.

How much RAM do you have in this system? 256MB is the minimum for decent performance.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:03 pm 
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I'm running 256 now, how much of a boost would more RAM give me? I'm noticing serious lags on even my internet apps. So far I don't even dare try anything fancy with Mplayer.
i was hoping to use the box to learn some code and stream some media. Guess I better cram some more memory into it.


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for you, i'd go with a LiveCD distro and install it. Knoppix, Overclockix, DamnSmall Linux, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Gnoppix, etc....

they run VERY fast.


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I have used Ubuntu for 6 months now and cannot say enough good things about it.

1. Good forums/community support
2. Easy install
3. Easy administration
4. Excellent hardware management
5. Great config tools

The choice is yours as to which you install. I would recommend Ubuntu to anyone regardless of skill level.


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Even in everyday apps a boost in RAM will definitely give you a noticeable improvement in performance. 512 is good for a desktop, more if you're running servers.

And I agree with the Ubuntu idea. If you're looking for a solid desktop, Ubuntu is it. Plunk in the appropriate kernel via Synaptic and it'll do you nicely.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:08 pm 
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Thanks for the input, I'll go with a different distro and try Ubuntu. Too bad I bought a Fedora help book already....oh well.


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nothing wrong with fedora egg... its just that its the XP of Linux. Ya need a beefy machine to handle it well


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Yeah... It is pretty big, however I like SuSE (for when I do binary installs), and Gentoo (preferred, even stage 3 over suse...)

SuSE is pretty fast (P4Celeron2.73), however Gentoo _feels_ just as fast on a p3-600


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