LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-07-2002, 05:14 PM   #1
mobile target
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Startup Time


How long would Linux take to start-up on a Celeron 300 MHz computer? What operating system would start up the fastest on a computer of this speed? Thanks!
 
Old 08-07-2002, 05:38 PM   #2
purpleburple
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware8.1
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 30
Slackware with WindowMaker ..... like i've got ....
But im running on Athlon 1200Mhz

But I would think all distro's would basically load in about the same amount of time. Like I said .... a light desktop like WindowMaker or Blackbox will start alot quicker than say KDE or GNOME ..

Last edited by purpleburple; 08-07-2002 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2002, 05:49 PM   #3
mobile target
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
?

What is Slackware and all those other "things" you mentioned? (I've never touched Linux)
 
Old 08-07-2002, 11:15 PM   #4
bubba169
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 176

Rep: Reputation: 31
Slackware is a distribution of Linux just like RedHat, Mandrake, Debian & a whole lot more are out there. Distro's are where someone took the Linux Kernel and added the things that they felt were needed to get the job done. Some distro's are for Servers, some are for Workstations, some are easy to setup & use & some are hard to setup & use. You need to search the web & the distribution forum here & decide for yourself which one is right for you. WindowMaker is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) just like in Windows you have a desktop with wallpaper & icons. WindowMaker, Blackbox, IceWM are some lightweight windowmanagers (don't hog alot of the systems resources) KDE, & Gnome are heavier (use more resources). All the windowmanagers & distro's named here are just a small sample of what is out there. Search the forums here, do a WWW Google search read any & everything you find about Linux. There are endless choices out there you can design your own distro our use one someone else has compiled.

My first Distro was Vector Linux 1.8 http://www.ibiblio.org/vectorlinux/index.htm
it is Slackware based & isn't to difficult to install and learn. I am currently running RedHat 7.2 http://www.redhat.com/ It was a little bit harder to learn but it is widely used & there is alot of info available for it. I want try Mandrake next http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ I hear that it very newbie friendly.

Hope this helps

Bubba169
 
Old 08-18-2002, 01:20 AM   #5
humanveal
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Michigan, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 2006 (10.2)
Posts: 79

Rep: Reputation: 15
mandrake

i'm basically a newbie...i've been running mandrake 8.2 for about 2 or 3 months. i haven't tried other distros, but this one was very easy to setup, even coming with it's own disk partitioner so you can dual boot with windows and linux on the same computer. once you read up a bit on the interfaces and the file system you get the hang of it pretty quickly for daily uses. i currently run KDE3 because i'm not too worried about speed and i like the purty colors

those are my thoughts...

seeya.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to schedule startup time wolfipa Linux - General 4 09-01-2006 11:55 PM
Startup time Openoffice.org Tomo1961 Linux - Software 5 05-20-2005 11:39 PM
TV Time Startup Config scoobs Linux - Software 2 06-23-2004 09:44 AM
System time changes at every startup mad4linux Linux - General 3 01-01-2004 10:37 AM
improving linux startup time aesahaettr Linux - General 3 10-26-2003 12:01 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration