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Old 01-05-2006, 04:33 AM   #1
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Windows seems faster than Suse on my new processor


in the past 3 years of my using linux, it was ALWAYS faster than windows. i just got a 64 bit athlon 3800 and have dual boot, suse 10 64 bit, and windows xp 32 bit. it seems that windows runs a lot quicker than suse, oppening things like azureus or eclipse just takes less time. why could this be?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:14 AM   #2
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Are you using OpenSUSE 10 or SUSELinux 10?

I've dabbled with OpenSUSE 10 before and I can confirm your findings. I'm guessing it's because a lot of the features and proggies in OpenSUSE are experimental as opposed to the rock-solid equivalents in SUSELinux?

Then again, in my case it could've been I just didn't know how to configure everything properly (very likely). I was also using the 32-bit SUSE as opposed to 64-bit.

Have you tried another *Nix 64-bit as well?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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i am using open suse... i had initially installed kubuntu, but it didnt have any 32 bit libraries installed, and it was a pain trying ot get 32 bit apps working correctly. so, not really. any suggestions?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kinetik
Are you using OpenSUSE 10 or SUSELinux 10?

I've dabbled with OpenSUSE 10 before and I can confirm your findings. I'm guessing it's because a lot of the features and proggies in OpenSUSE are experimental as opposed to the rock-solid equivalents in SUSELinux?

Then again, in my case it could've been I just didn't know how to configure everything properly (very likely). I was also using the 32-bit SUSE as opposed to 64-bit.

Have you tried another *Nix 64-bit as well?
OpenSuse is Suse minus proprietary stuff, so it shouldn't make any diffeence unless you are using OpenSuse test versions.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 08:04 PM   #5
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thats what i thought... im using opensuse 10.0... i dont know what the deal is!
 
Old 01-09-2006, 03:05 AM   #6
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Well, I can personally recommend RedHat AS4. It's rock-solid, fast, reliable... it's just great! Maybe a bit of overkill for a desktop user, but that would be my personal choice regardless of whether for Servers, Workstations or Home Users.

Pretty sure it's available in a sexy little 64-bit number as well...
 
Old 01-09-2006, 03:26 AM   #7
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Fedora Core 4 64bit + 25 second boot trick

or

Suse + hibernation

But Suse is generally one of the slower distros. Especially with KDE. My 512mb system slows down to crawl. Unless I enable 3d acceleration. But then it starts crashing for some reason.

*shrug

I respect Fedora Core though. Its one of my first linux setups that actually felt noticably faster. I'm glad it was my first distro.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 05:52 AM   #8
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Fedora Core 4 64bit + 25 second boot trick

or

Suse + hibernation

But Suse is generally one of the slower distros. Especially with KDE. My 512mb system slows down to crawl. Unless I enable 3d acceleration. But then it starts crashing for some reason.

*shrug

I respect Fedora Core though. Its one of my first linux setups that actually felt noticably faster. I'm glad it was my first distro.
I ran Suse 10 with KDE on a notebook with 256MB ram for a while and everything ran well. Your problem could be caused by something else because KDE would not slow down your system if you have 512MB ram unless there is another problem elsewhere.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 05:59 AM   #9
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:37 AM   #10
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I installed SUSE 10 GM and it works slower than everything else I have on this computer.

Its sluggish. Sluggish can be explained this way.
1)Takes time to open applications
2)If I maximize or minimize a Window, and if Amarok is runnning in the background, it would crack the MP3 playback. I don't know why does it require so much high resources.

Everything else installed on the system -- Mandriva LE 2005, Slackware 10.2, Debian Sarge, Ubuntu, Kubuntu work fine.

The System has 256MB of RAM and a Pentium 4 2.4Ghz processor, which I assume is quite enough for SuSE.

In all, SuSE 10.0 seems to be taking up a lot of resources on this computer, for nothing.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 11:39 AM   #11
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I would recommend, especially if you want to run SuSE with all the trimmings, to get SLICK. SLICK has all of SuSE's pretty features, and all of the max speed. I tried it out on my laptop, and it is notably faster than OpenSuSE and SuSE 10.0.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #12
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Try modifying your Kernel and Re-Compiling it to your needs.
 
  


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