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View Poll Results: Which Version of Slackware is faster in your opinion?
Slackware 10.0 22 33.33%
Slackware 9.1 7 10.61%
I don't have Slackware.... 3 4.55%
I haven't tried both of them :-( 15 22.73%
Who cares? I have the latest and greatest 10.0 so I am special :-) 19 28.79%
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Slackware 9.1 vs. 10.0 :: Speed Poll!

OK, it seems that there has been some conflict about which distro is faster.

Some people report 9.1 being much faster than 10.0, so to solve this problem we are goign to have a poll

Personally, I will stick with 9.1 until the next major version is out (maybe 10.1 or whatever...) and anyways, updating packages and what not helps me learn the system and what all the software is for

I'm quite curiosue how this poll will go

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Old 07-31-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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i don't know if 10.0 is faster, but it sure is SMOOTHER...


Old 08-01-2004, 03:56 AM   #3
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Slack 10 seems faster, especially encoding video, though that may
be due to switching from ext3 to reiserfs.
Old 08-01-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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Moderator note: It's a Slackware question, so has been moved to the Slackware forum.
Old 08-01-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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I run them both and Slack 9.1 I installed it on reiserfs as well. I don't know how much difference that can make but I found them pretty much the same speed wise but as Win32Suck said is smoother, Gnome 2.6 rules....

The GUI almost the same thing and the core no difference at all...
Old 08-01-2004, 04:41 PM   #6
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I think...
- xorg startup a bit slower than xfree 4.3
- gnome 2.6 is more laggy than 2.4
- but kde 3.2 is faster than 3.1
Old 08-01-2004, 06:25 PM   #7
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codec; my thoughts also.
Old 08-02-2004, 01:35 AM   #8
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that question is impossible to answer. why would slackware 9.1 be faster or slower than slackware 10.0 all slackware does, is update older versions of programs with newer versions and occasionally add/remove some programs. perhaps version 2.0 of program X which is in 9.1 to encode video is faster that version 3.0 of program X which is in 10.0. But at that same time version 3.0 of program Y to view emails in slackware 10 could be faster than version 2.0 of program Y in slackware 9.1. it's all very relative.

having said that, I have the latest and greatest 10.0 so I am special :-)

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Old 08-02-2004, 04:54 AM   #9
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Slackware 10 feels a bit faster in kde but xorg take longer to start the xfree.
Old 08-02-2004, 08:06 AM   #10
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I'm gonna have to agree w/ everyone and say that KDE is faster but xorg takes a little longer to load.
Old 08-04-2004, 04:33 PM   #11
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Me too.

Old 08-04-2004, 05:56 PM   #12
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I'm special.

Old 08-04-2004, 06:25 PM   #13
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mmm...interesting responses

Well, i'm special because I have Slackware 9.1...LOL
Old 08-04-2004, 06:30 PM   #14
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slack 10 + kde = bliss
Old 08-04-2004, 07:01 PM   #15
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I'm special. Really, I am. I think I'm special anyway...

I can't really tell any significant difference in speed between the two. Boot is faster in 9.1. vs XFree to me did not make a significant difference. And I use FVWM most of the time so can't really comment on KDE or Gnome.


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