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Much as I love Fedora, I'm finding it sluggish running on my laptop, compared to other OS' I've tried.
In short, I want to improve the performance of Fedora. I've already gone into chkconfig and disabled everything I don't need, which has helped a fair bit, but I want to go further and basically strip down Fedora to a minimum.
Everything I've googled up so far has really only concerned individual applications as opposed to the OS a whole, so I'm stuck.
To provide more information, the laptop is a dualboot with Windows XP. Its mostly intended for web browsing and maintainance/repair work (I find several linux utilites for data recovery and networking to be far superior to anything I've used on windows). About the heaviest app that would be running normally would be Firefox, which is a bit of a hog.
Okay, having read the first reply, I really think I should go about recompiling the kernel. I've a horrible stability issue with 2.6.5-1.358 where my machine just switches off randomly, but with 2.6.8-1.521 its perfectly stable...and I have no sound.
I need to reach some sort of compromise.
If you can give me any pointers towards doing it, go wild.
Well my usual luck with compiling my own kernel seems to hold-still no sound and crashes, although I've traced the exact problem of them-the kernel isn't running the laptop's fans, causing it to overheat and crash out.
On the flipside, Fedora runs noticeably faster and it boots up in half the time.
I'll stick up my logs somewhere if it helps to trace the problems.