and then if you pass optimizations, such as -O2 and -O3 (I pass -O2 on my core system through the LFS specification, and the -O3 for anything after that such as X11 or stuff found in the BLFS specification). I also pass architecture optimizations (-march=pentium4 for my p4 or higher, and -march=athlon-xp for that or higher)
Doing an a few optimizations by themselves will not make a huge difference, but when the entire system is passed with optimizations and processor specific optimizations, you can begin to feel the system go faster.
(BTW, for I do not optimizie glibc - it loves to crash on optimization compiles)
also you typed the word "kde" if you ever attempt to refer to KDE then say the word speed. You have made a fatal mistake. KDE's desktop however wonderful and powerful it may be, it will absorb your CPU's cycles. So if you intend to use KDE, make sure you have a fast processor and a lot of ram!
Last edited by Yerp; 01-20-2005 at 07:19 AM.