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Do you find you internet browser and generally everything in general to be slower than in winows. I know this is heretical but I feel like my windows sys compared to linux wiht KDE, is much faster all around.
The font is tiny using opera. And I ve tried everything to change it from raising the minumum font size to changing the actual font. Opera works fine in windows by the way...
Im sure there are ways to tweak linux. Im a pathetic ooptimist too.
The simplest thing would be just to get rid of KDE and install a lighter window manager. But if you like KDE there are also lots of other ways to tweak your machine to get it running faster. There have been many threads about optimizing linux for speed. Try searching a bit.
Yeah Ive noticed that konqueror is much faster than opera in linux. However when using a default browser in windows (IE 6) it doesnt seem faster than windows based opera. Ive also noticed that when loading a foreground image for opera in windows is MUCH faster(2 sec) than foreground image for opera in linux(1 min). So much so that I use the default (no skin) when usng opera in linux. It seems that they have a ways to go yet in configuring the code in opera for linux.
Yes bb is much faster but am haveing problems wiht the aterm... Ill check out window maker. Maybe it wont be so heavy on my sys. I have a PIII 700 with 384RAM so that shouldnt be much of a problem. Though I didnt think it would be much of a problem with KDE either...
I download the tar.bz2 archives and simply extract the main folder under home and then create a desktop shortcut to them. Firefox is my default. But I will run the other two if it gets into problems. Opera 10 is rather fast. If it wasn't for it I would never have discovered 'Pandora Radio' when I was looking at its Widgets. The site runs in anything that supports Flash. Check it out at http://www.pandora.com/