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Old 01-10-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question rh8 or slackware,which runs better for amd k6-2

Update to my last question:

which distro's run better on amd k6-2 500 mhz system, rh8 or slackware? ..or any other distro for that fact..
I'm looking for people with similar systems to respond. I have red hat 8 on there now, but compared to windows 98 previously installed on it, it's running a little slow. just to open mozilla or another program, not to sound impatient, maybe 7-15 seconds to load (hey I'm spoiled), compared to the 1 - 5 seconds for IE in windows. I know I should upgrade to a faster system, so I don't need that comment..I'm trying to work with what I have, and have a productive OS (not windows) so anybody with amd k6-2 500 mhz or the like please respond. Thanks!!

any other suggestion, like system config would be helpful too.
Old 01-10-2003, 07:04 PM   #2
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I'm running Red Hat on an AMD K6-2 350 and works great--for me, that is. Yes, the programs open slower than their Windows counterparts. So what? They are stable when they boot up and everything else is very fast. For instance, Linux browser usually load pages quicker than Windows' ones--they just take longer to initially load. I'll take the tradeoff.

Look, Red Hat users will tell you to use Red Hat and Slackware users will say Slackware. Both camps will even tell you theirs is best for beginners. Why not try them both and decide for yourself? You already have Red Hat, so download Slackware and see if that blows your skirt up.

While I can't tell you which one to pick, I will tell you that you will prefer one over the other.



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