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Old 04-30-2005, 01:06 AM   #16
Registered: Mar 2005
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I'm not an expert on the difference between distros, but if you still want to mess around with Mandrake (or is it Mandriva now?), you could check to see if any processes are running that are hogging your resources. Try typing 'top' in a console and it will show you a list of processes that are running, their use of resources, and general system statistics. Type 'h' to get a list of commands to manipulate the program. See if you're running any resource hogs.

Also, it might be a hardware compatibility issue. What is the exact make and model of your laptop?

Other than that, it seems like you would have to do some serious tweaking, so you would probably do well to install another distro. For the record, I am also curious about what really makes the difference between distros. If you added apt-get to Slackware, why wouldn't it turn into Debian?

Old 04-30-2005, 08:24 AM   #17
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Location: Russia, Siberia, Kemerovo
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Developers become lazier and lazier, they don't want to debug apps much... and they have no salary for it...
That's the reason, I think.
If you say that they aren't lazy point me any Linux-app that can resize Ext3/ReiserFS... lazy people
Old 04-30-2005, 08:37 PM   #18
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try slackware if u know or u want to know a litle more about linux.

It schould be very fast , since simplicity is divine.


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