Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2008 21:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat "The Fedora Project attracts a lot of interest from the Linux faithful. While there are perhaps more newbie-friendly, corporate-friendly, or special-interest-focused distributions, Fedora continues to wear the innovation hat. Fedora announced Fedora 9 Beta late last month, and Test Center reviewers replaced the current Fedora 8 install to see what the new version has to offer. Since Fedora 9 (Stirling) is still in beta, occasional bugs and some rough edges were inevitable. But there is a solid indication of the new things to come that makes the stable release, expected May 1, worth watching."
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great but...
by pinky on Sat 12th Apr 2008 17:03 UTC
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Fedora is great but why is it so slow?
I don't mean boot time, yum or something like that but the behaviour of the system. I have set up so many times Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian systems, always start only the services i need but Fedora is always the slowest system (application start, reaction of user input,...)

For example i have a Pentium M1.3Ghz Notebook with 512MB RAM. I can install Ubuntu and Debian with gnash and can watch youtube videos without a problem but if i install Fedora with gnash video and audio runs out of sync and the system becomes really slow.

I just wonder why? At the end it is the same software! Has it something to do with SELinux? With extreme differences in compiler options between Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu packages? etc. I don't know, but even if i disable SELinux Fedora is slower than Ubuntu and Debian.

I would immediately switch to Fedora, but the general performance have to be much better or someone have to tell me what i'm doing wrong.

Edited 2008-04-12 17:05 UTC

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RE: great but...
by gilboa on Sun 13th Apr 2008 06:24 in reply to "great but..."
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Beyond startup times (a know issue with Fedora) - I'm unaware of any performance issues with Fedora.

Beyond that gnash issue (that may result from a driver and/or FF3 compatibility issue) your observation is, well, subjective observation that cannot be used (by the developers) to fix the problem.

Can you benchmark your machine and give concrete numbers?

- Gilboa
P.S. I'd suggest you file a bug report against gnash under

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RE[2]: great but...
by pinky on Mon 14th Apr 2008 08:00 in reply to "RE: great but..."
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>Beyond startup times (a know issue with Fedora)

Yes, i know. People often complain about startup time and yum. But that's not a big problem for me. I don't re-start my system that often.

But the general performance is really annoying.

Gnash is just one example another would be startup time of a gnome-terminal, etc.

It isn't a FF3 compatibility problem, i have this experience with Fedora8.

I don't know if it makes much sense to fill a bug. Because it is not a bug by itself. On my powerfull desktop everything is in sync. But on my small laptop i feel the performance differences quite bad.

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