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Fedora Core It's been about 2.5 years since the first release of Fedora Core. And boy has it come long way! The new version of Fedora Core (FC) is featuring a number of goodies and performance enhancements as we describe below (and yes, it even includes a new logo).
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Slownesss
by siride on Sun 26th Mar 2006 12:27 UTC
siride
Member since:
2006-01-02

It's still too slow. I feel like everything on my desktop has a little bit of glue on the back and while everything moves and changes just fine, it's just not snappy at all. I see the widgets in windows redraw. I see the window decorations leave trails on previously obscured portions of the windows beneath them. It takes half a second or more for Firefox to switch tabs. It just feels slower.

Why is it that only Gentoo and Windows XP are the only snappy OSes I've ever had on this machine? Do other people who use Fedora and Ubuntu really tolerate this kind of behavior? I have a pretty fast machine (ThinkPad T43) with a decent graphics card (ATI Mobility x300 w/64 MB of video RAM). What do people who have slower machines do? And how can some of these same people complain about Windows XP being slow?

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RE: Slownesss
by yanik on Sun 26th Mar 2006 15:04 in reply to "Slownesss"
yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

It's still too slow.

Try disabling SELinux, makes gnome a lot snappier for me.

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RE: Slownesss
by DonKixote on Sun 26th Mar 2006 18:20 in reply to "Slownesss"
DonKixote Member since:
2006-03-26

I have even slower laptop then yours. I have T22. Pentium III, 192MB RAM.
I tried Vector Linux SOHO 5.1.1 last week. And I liked it a lot. Eventhough I am Fedora/Gnome user. In Vector I had to use KDE. And you know what, I liked it. I liked the OS a lot. I suggest you give it a try on your laptop. It's easily customizable and pretty snappy distribution.
http://www.vectorlinux.com/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=12&page_id=4

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RE: Slownesss
by amiroff on Mon 27th Mar 2006 06:53 in reply to "Slownesss"
amiroff Member since:
2005-07-06

I really suggest you trying Epiphany as a default browser, it's very fast, I cannot believe I did not do it before. Also, try xfce, it makes my linux system feel nearly on par with XP.

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