Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 1st Mar 2011 16:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Linux has millions of fans. What's not to like? A free operating system with ten thousand free applications, websites covering everything you might ever want to know, tutorials, active forums, and more. Yet for all these benefits, situations pop up when you want a faster, lighter operating system. Perhaps you have an older computer, or maybe a netbook or a mobile device. Wouldn't it be great to have a lightweight Ubuntu? That day has finally arrived. Lubuntu offers a way to stay in the Ubuntu family -- with a product that performs better and uses fewer resources.
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Shaved kernel.
by ParadoxUncreated on Tue 1st Mar 2011 18:10 UTC in reply to "Gnome Shell"
ParadoxUncreated
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2009-12-05

On older computers, having everything "light", is good ofcourse. But if you are the type that run "light" for maximum speed on modern computers, I've found a shaved kernel, to impact performance, in much a more noticable way, than just having a "light" distro. For instance, in my current config, I turned off everything I suspected to increase os-jitter. I can now run 0.363 latency in audio applications, on my firewire card, with little dropouts. On old computers this can ofcourse be good too, but you may want to leave a few of the features on, that I turned off then. Like swapfile, memory compaction and other things.. (http://www.paradoxuncreated.com/tmp/.config)

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RE: Shaved kernel.
by TheGZeus on Sun 6th Mar 2011 19:35 in reply to "Shaved kernel."
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

You _still_ haven't read any of the papers on what "OS Jitter" is???

How many cores does your computer have?
If it's less than 4, there's _zero_ chance that "OS Jitter" is a concern.

You're blaming something that has _nothing_ to do with the problems you are undoubtedly experiencing.

"Shaved"?

Please just post in Nyorsk or Bokmål. I'm sure I could do better with a some basic translation tools, like a dictionary and grammar guide.
I'm being _generous_ in trying to assume that it's a language barrier causing all your posts to be utter nonsense.

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