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Old 06-04-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Which distro runs faster on your machine?

Fedora or Ubuntu?
Old 06-04-2007, 01:36 PM   #2
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Fedora - it has always been like that but now it seems to be even faster since I placed its /tmp and /var partitions on a different drive. Something like a half-assed RAID0.
Old 09-21-2007, 01:19 AM   #3
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IMHO Ubuntu runs faster on my system. Reason...smaller overall Distro installation in terms of final modifications and total MB's. Fedora rocks too, just larger total in MB's.
Old 09-21-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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No idea - never timed them. Faster doing what?
Only briefly tried F7 a while ago, got the DVD with a mag. Might give it a more extended trial next time the distrohopping bug hits me.

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Old 09-21-2007, 06:52 AM   #5
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Newer distros are always faster.

Between the Ubuntu and Fedora families Ubuntu is always a bit quicker because the latter is server-oreientated. Within Unbuntu family those use xfce will be faster than those using Gnome or KDE.

If you want really fast distro, try the Slackware family, especial those based on Slax.
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Yoper has been the fastest for me to date.
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
Faster doing what?
I think that is the right question to ask. Throwing in unsubstantiated stuff like "quicker because server-oreientated" or "use slackware" w/o details doesn't really cut it.
Old 09-24-2007, 09:51 PM   #8
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I like Ubuntu, I don`t know if it works faster , But it has many mazing effects! and more convenience for beginner~
Old 09-24-2007, 10:52 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
No idea - never timed them. Faster doing what?
Only briefly tried F7 a while ago, got the DVD with a mag. Might give it a more extended trial next time the distrohopping bug hits me.

And I thought I was the only one who did that.
Old 09-24-2007, 11:05 PM   #10
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Fedora runs faster on my machine, ubuntu seems slow and bloated
Old 11-09-2007, 07:53 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BrokeBody View Post
Fedora or Ubuntu?
For me Fedora 7 is pretty fast. Coming Fedora 8, they say, is faster than Previous fedoras. I prefer Fedora. Briefly tried Ubutntu which didn't impress me much !!!!

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Old 11-09-2007, 08:46 AM   #12
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Rick, I shop around for distros too. Sometimes I just get bored and need something new.

To answer the OP's question, I find Fedora runs better on my system. I'm not sure if it's bias, but I truly feel this way. I've been running Fedora 8 and Ubuntu Gutsy and I feel like I'm getting more out of Fedora. I operates a whole lot more smoothly too, whereas Ubuntu feels a LITTLE choppy at times.


Old 11-09-2007, 09:01 AM   #13
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I tried fedora 4,5, and 7. Also I tried ubuntu 7.04, and 7.1.

On the same machine I used to work on openSUSE 10.2 and 10.3, I found that both of them are slower than openSUSE, as well as ubuntu is slower than fedora 7, and faster than 5 and 6.



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