Linked by Jeremy LaCroix on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 18:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu My search for "the perfect Linux operating system" this time brings me to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu, version 5.04, also known as the "Hoary Hedgehog Release". Previously I was using Fedora Core 4, however due to some minor bugs it had, I wanted to try something different.
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by Tom K on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:48 UTC
Tom K
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2005-07-06

Ubuntu is slow. After succumbing to all the Ubuntu hype, I installed it on a PII-450 with 192 MB of RAM, and it took upwards of about 4 minutes to boot, and another 60 seconds until anything on the desktop was responsive. Even opening a Nautilus window took ages. Unacceptable.

Windows XP and Server 2003 ran snappy and with ease on the same hardware. Why is modern Linux so fat and bloated?

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