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Old 05-25-2003, 05:40 AM   #1
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RedHat not too speedy...

I have just installed RedHat Linux 9 and I am not too pleased. It takes about 2 minutes to open OpenOffice Writer (not exaggerating) and everything else is just...painfully...slow...

I am dual booting with Windows 98 (don't tell me thats the problem because it was just as slow without the dual boot), and I am running a Compaq Aramda 1750 laptop with a 6.2G hard drive, 128MB RAM.

Is this something I will just have to put up with?
Old 05-25-2003, 06:09 AM   #2
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OpenOffice is no speed demon, that's for sure.
You may want to look into optimizing you configuration by turning off services you won't use (ie: apache). There are a few threads floating around here regarding this topic.

I'm using an 800MHz Via C3 (like a K6-II core) micro-ITX board with 256M and the only time I'll say it's slow is when I'm compiling, doing some gimp rendering, or encoding video. It's a great little workstation.


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