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Old 11-22-2003, 03:54 PM   #1
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is it normal

...that open office takes about 20 seconds to open with a P4 2,66 Ghz, 512 DDR Ram?
Actually it's not just OpenOffice, everything seems a bit slow (mozilla for example needs 5 long seconds too).
It seems just strange, since MS Office XP takes about 2 seconds, IE 6.0 a fraction of a second in windows XP..

I'm working on a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D7830 laptop, running Red Hat 9.0

Thanks for helping me out,
Old 11-22-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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Maybe you can speed it up, try editing your /etc/make.conf, and compile your programs. Binaries are faster to install, but slower to run. You can also try a faster distribution, although I don't think you need it with your type of processor.
Old 11-22-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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hmm so it's normal that OpenOffice loads that slowly? A friend of mine runs same distro on an Athlon XP1800+ and he says OpenOffice loads almoast immediatly :-/
Old 11-22-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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red hat is bloated down and probably has tons of services running by default. turn off whatever you don't need and that will help a lot. also make sure you are configured with the right video setup/drivers/etc, and that you have DMA options enabled with hdparm.


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