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Old 06-16-2008, 07:22 AM   #1
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Question fedora8.0 GNOME/ KDE is slower than windows xp

hi this is sree im a user of windows who shifted to linux platform,im using fedora 8.0,but it is very slow when compared to KDE environment slower than
microsoft vista.Please if anybody have the same experience please sahare his experience.
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There are many flavors of Linux that are more or less fast and plenty of windows managers to chose from.

I ran Gentoo for a while and that was fast. I now run debian/kubuntu and I am very happy.

My preference goes to KDE rather than Gnome but that's a matter of taste.

Just play arround and make your own mind up on what you prefer.


Old 06-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #3
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Define slow.

Slow to redraw the applications and windows OR slow to open a given program OR .... Try to be a bit more specific. Some problems might have an easy solution once you know what the exact problem is. KDE vs. Gnome is just a matter of taste as someone else said. There's no significant performance different in one or another per sé, though they can perform much better or much worse than the other depending on how you configure them.
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maybe try Fedora9 ?
What are the specs of your PC? do you have a large enought SWAP partition?
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If the overall performance is slower on Fedora than Vista, something is mis configured.

If opening applications is slower, then that is normal. Windows essentially pre starts a bunch of applications when it boots, so it appears that they are opening faster.
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I have a laptop with XP and SuSE and XP is clearly slower and Vista is clearly slower than than XP.

I suspect that you have something misconfigured (or sub-optimally configured - you can argue that most distros don't give you the fastest config by default) on the Fedora side OR you have failed to understand what some of the startup processes are doing for you and you are comparing while, eg, updatedb is running.


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