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Old 02-04-2002, 01:58 AM   #1
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Question for dual booters

Do you find you internet browser and generally everything in general to be slower than in winows. I know this is heretical but I feel like my windows sys compared to linux wiht KDE, is much faster all around.

The font is tiny using opera. And I ve tried everything to change it from raising the minumum font size to changing the actual font. Opera works fine in windows by the way...

Im sure there are ways to tweak linux. Im a pathetic ooptimist too.
Old 02-04-2002, 02:36 AM   #2
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The simplest thing would be just to get rid of KDE and install a lighter window manager. But if you like KDE there are also lots of other ways to tweak your machine to get it running faster. There have been many threads about optimizing linux for speed. Try searching a bit.
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My system just decided to get really slow, but before it ran fine.

In your case, try running under GNOME, or as Mik said, another window manager. See if you get a difference
Old 02-04-2002, 01:12 PM   #4
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i find that windowmaker runs quite a bit faster than kde. or if you want even faster and more lightweight, you might try blackbox.

you'll also have to consider that internet explorer (assuming that's the browser you're using) is built in to windows and will thus be much faster.

i suggest running konqueror for browsing the web. it's a kde based web browser and i find it fast and full of features.

you also might wanna try recompiling your kernel and tweaking it so that your machine will run faster.
Old 02-04-2002, 02:32 PM   #5
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Yeah Ive noticed that konqueror is much faster than opera in linux. However when using a default browser in windows (IE 6) it doesnt seem faster than windows based opera. Ive also noticed that when loading a foreground image for opera in windows is MUCH faster(2 sec) than foreground image for opera in linux(1 min). So much so that I use the default (no skin) when usng opera in linux. It seems that they have a ways to go yet in configuring the code in opera for linux.
Yes bb is much faster but am haveing problems wiht the aterm... Ill check out window maker. Maybe it wont be so heavy on my sys. I have a PIII 700 with 384RAM so that shouldnt be much of a problem. Though I didnt think it would be much of a problem with KDE either...
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Alternate Browers in Linux get faster

Try downloading the new Opera 10, SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 2, and Firefox 3.5.3.
All releases have been tweaked for better speeds.

I download the tar.bz2 archives and simply extract the main folder under home and then create a desktop shortcut to them. Firefox is my default. But I will run the other two if it gets into problems. Opera 10 is rather fast. If it wasn't for it I would never have discovered 'Pandora Radio' when I was looking at its Widgets. The site runs in anything that supports Flash. Check it out at
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