[ale] sharing an experience....debian....
Keith Morris - IQ
keith at iqtv.com
Wed Feb 11 13:13:13 EST 2004
Hi all, just wanted to share a quick experience and get your opinions if
you are willing.
I have been using linux off and on since Redhat 5.1 and exclusively for
the last 3 years at home. I have pretty much been a redhat man with no
complaints. I use Fedora Core 1 on my 2 main machines at home (both
1.6GHz). Well, recently I got a PIII 866 to play with and installed FC1
on it and the speed was really quite sluggish. Played with a few more
distros which I wasn't really happy with. Well, I've always been afraid
of Debian with it's infamous hell-installer, but with it's new Beta
installer, I decided to try it.
After a pretty painless net-install, I was totally shocked with the
speed of Debian. Easily twice as fast as Fedora on the 866 using the
*SAME* software (Gnome 2.4, KDE 3.1.5, OpenOffice, Evolution, XFT
support, antialiasing, etc.) I still have not gotten the sound working,
but believe that I will be able to (with a few posts to the ALE list :))
The only main difference is that I formatted / with reiserfs instead of
ext3 with FC1.
I was wondering if anyone could guess why debian would be sooooo much
faster with basically the same "Desktop" type of configuration? Do many
of you use Debian?
I will probably stick with Debian on this machine to learn about the
different ins-and-outs. I absolutely *love* apt-get for debian. I have
used it with rpms on redhat, but it seems better with debs...dunno...
Anyway, thanks for letting me share.
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