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Old 11-23-2008, 03:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by P@trick99 View Post
Hi htere

Thanks to all for your replies.

My Ubuntu 64bit is installed on my second HD and I do have Compiz (I like it)
What I mean is slow and luggy, well closing window, minimize, open and whole system is little bit slow and luggy. I think because it is 64 bit and there isn't flash player for 64 bit systems ( I did something, find a solution on google search) Now I think ( the somethig-viewer ) takes a bitt of CPU resources.

When I run Sabayon, Knoppix (live CD 32bit) with compiz is faster than my Ubuntu.

I am using my laptop just for general use, internet, video, pictures, voip, webdesign, word, spreadsheet.

I like Ubuntu because it has a good package manager (20000 packages)very good hardware support, everything works.

Now should I try Ubuntu 32 bit? Should be 64bit faster than 32bit ???
64bit vs 32bit??? I don't mind to format HD & start again, I will learn something

Which distro should I try? What is your opinion?

Dell Vostro 1700
Intel Core 2 duo 2.2 GHz (T7500)
2x 160 Gb Hard Drive
Nvidia 8600 GT
Ram 3 GB
I run Sabayon because it runs fast and worked perfect with my hardware. Like Ubuntu, Sabayon includes a package manager called "Spritz/Entropy" which will fetch pretty much any app that Sabayon does not come with natively.

Mint was the slowest of all the distros I tried. Ubuntu was not too bad but slower than Sabayon for sure. I don't think the 32/64 bit thing makes any difference in speed, mostly the 64 bit allows you to address more memory. 32 bit versions should work fine with 3GB of memory. If you had 4+GB of memory you would need a 64 bit OS to utilize all that memory.

Puppy might be a little lite for your purposes but Puppy is super fast. Since Puppy is only ~95MB it loads completely to RAM. Puppy boots in under a minute and once it is running entirely in ram it never needs to hit the hard drive again for basic OS operation. RAM is way, way faster then hard drives and optical drives so Puppy hauls like lightning. I don't really think Puppy is the distro for you because it is so small but Puppy does include a package manager that might make it possible for you add enough extras to make it work for you. Puppy is still worth checking out, just for fun. You won't believe how fast your system is with Puppy!

Anyhow is there a reason you didn't like Sabayon? You mentioned it was fast (it is), why not use Sabayon?
Old 11-23-2008, 03:46 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by P@trick99 View Post
Ubuntu alternative? Which Linux distro would you pick? What is your opinion ?
Any "major" or well-known distribution with large and experienced community. Gentoo, Slackware, Debian, perhaps OpenSuse. They'll be tougher to learn, but that might(depends on your needs) be worth it. Of course, you might find something more suitable for you.

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