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I agree with ending processes, and maybe cutting size. I one time did an install and selected everything. Bad idea, it was unberable. Taking a full minute to load a web browser. I have had good expiernece with it before. I found it ran about the same speed as mandrake 9.1 without all of software.
i have serveral Redhat 9 machines running. First a laptop with Celeron 600 processor and probably a slow harddrive. This one is indeed a bit slow.. but the PentiumIII 800 runs like the devil. At home i have a athlon 1,3Ghz which runs quiet well to, BUT!!! i just installed a machine with a athlon 1Ghz and probably not such a fast harddrive, and its sooooooo slow. Its not workable. I can't seem to find what the problem is. Someone in another group said something about Automount being on, and when turning it off, it was over... well, im gonna try that, but if anyone has some different tips, PLEEEAAASE DO!!.. im trying to convince some people to work with Linux, and this way its not gonna happen.. heheheh...
My older computer is a 266 MHz Pentium II computer with 192 Mb of RAM. At one time I had both RH 9 and RH 8 installed on it. Both ran well on that computer although the RH 9 took longer to boot up than RH 8. Once booted up both responded quickly. On my old 266 MHz computer either version of Red Hat would boot up much more quickly than Windows does on my newer 2 GHz computer. Win 2K takes about 10 times as long to boot on the 2 GHz computer as RH 8 does on my only 266 MHz computer. Win ME is also on the new 2 GHz computer and takes only about twice as long to boot up as RH 8 on the old 266 MHz PII computer.
I have found that Open Office is slow to load on wither computer and that it does not seem to matter what version of Linux I am using. Open Office does great once it is loaded but is very slow to load. Because of that, on my newer computer I switched to using the Textmaker word processor instead. It is an excellent full featured word processor that opens up in about 1 or 2 seconds. It is not free however. I have not tried using it on the old comuter.
The RH 9 box recommends having 192 Mb of RAM, how much do you have?