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it'll only run windows 95/98 perfectly fine
and its probably slow cause your using
KDE or GNOME ... so first step would be to
install a lightweight window manager such as
my favorite FluxBox ... and also kill any unused
or unneeded services that are running, and make
it so that they are not initiated on boot anymore ...
Look in your System Settings/Servers/Services menu (or maybe it's Server Setting/Services - It's something like that.) Open up the Services app and stop any unneeded services, such as, possibly, ISDN, PCMCIA, Canna, etc...
not running certain services do speed it up quite a bit. one of my boxes is a 400mhz and it runs pretty quick. Redhat is pretty bloated at install and yes kde and gnome are memory hogs. I would advise in finding some cheap memory to at least get it to 128 .
1,stop useless service by useing setup.
2,choose one kind of fonts you prefered,and use it only,delete others from your XF86Config file.And this may speed up you system.
3,And open DMA for your hard disk.
4,use icewm,or sawfish,or fvwm,or other lightweight windows anager.dont use gnome or kde,for they use so much momery.
5,the last way is to update your hardware.hoho,this way is the best one to speed up your system,bu it needs money.