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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Ubuntu
by Tom K on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:48 UTC
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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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RE: Ubuntu
by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:50 in reply to "Ubuntu"
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hear hear

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Pants on fire (RE: Ubuntu)
by massa on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 20:10 in reply to "Ubuntu"
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2005-08-22

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

the same hardware being: p2-450 192MB RAM ... I just got one of those here (it's a 900 celeron actually, I pulled out half of its 512MB RAM). XP boot time: 6 minutes. XP performance: sluggish. Time to start Eclipse: 5 minutes. Mind you, these machines (I'm at work) usually run 98SE -- kind of slow, too (we run Delphi and Eclipse). Kubuntu Hoary is snappier in everything (than both 98 and XP, with 256MB memory) EXCEPT Eclipse startup... it loses to 98, but not to XP.

In my laptop (700MHz Crusoe, 384 MB memory) things are similar, except for the fact that it takes loooonger to boot (because of hotplug, I don't know what is exactly the problem... yet)

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RE: Ubuntu
by Sphinx on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 13:48 in reply to "Ubuntu"
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2005-07-09

Windows XP and Server 2003 ran snappy on a PII-450 with 192 MB of RAM??

I haven't seen buntutu run but man what a ludicrous troll, XP runs like crap on a pIII-600 with 512mb here, 2k runs even worse and I listen to people rant about the performance on their 1.8ghz machines all day long. Ubuntu must REALLY suck, I'm almost going to have to try it to see, a five minute boot I mean really?

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RE[2]: Ubuntu
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 04:01 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu"
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Windows XP and Server 2003 ran snappy on a PII-450 with 192 MB of RAM??

Yes, that is FUD.

I cant even get Windows 2003 INSTALLED on a machine with 192MB of RAM. The installer told me that a have too little RAM.

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