I'm disappointed with Linux 2011
> I've tried a 32-bit version today.
> I'm not sure what's going on but this is something I've never seen with Linux.
> It's s-l-o-w. I've spent time downloading an ISO image, burnt it onto a DVD and installed it.
> It was as slow as molasses. Of course Nvidia wasn't installed but that has never slowed it down before. It was just working in low resolution, in need of a driver.
> Anyway, I've updated the KDE to 4.6 - a massive system update (800Mb+ download)
> Then I've tried to switch to init 3, from a root terminal. This is when it got really hairy.
> It would flash a startup logo (that spinning ring) then it would switch to a terminal mode with some root gibberish.
> Then I got a blinking cursor in the left upper corner and that was it. Never got to a command line.
> when I press the power off button the computer goes thru a power down mode and shuts down.
> I don't even get to a terminal mode (non-X).
> The most annoying thing is the sluggishness of the system.
> It starts up but it takes 4-6 minutes to get to a somewhat functioning system.
> This kind of performance was Ok for Windows 3.1
> Any ideas?