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Author Topic: Congratz on a FAST Distro (Speed comparison inside)  (Read 6902 times)
tomh38
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2007, 02:37:20 am »

Darrell,

Is the Digg-It and the distrowatch reference to the recent unpleasant "review" that was really a journal entry from the with the broken CD drive on the crappy computer, or did I miss some other unfair negative press about VL?

Tom
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wcs
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2007, 04:17:28 am »

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did I miss some other unfair negative press about VL?

Yes, unfair negative press about the forum. Though it isn't really "press".

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20070625&mode=15
(comments 55 and 58, and replies)
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caitlyn
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2007, 08:50:12 pm »

If you install the new 2.6.21CK2 kernel packages in testing I'd bet we would see that 5 seconds drop to 4 seconds or so.  Seriously, the new kernel is quite a bit faster  Grin
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CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2007, 04:46:15 pm »

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If you install the new 2.6.21CK2 kernel packages in testing I'd bet we would see that 5 seconds drop to 4 seconds or so.  Seriously, the new kernel is quite a bit faster

Good to know!  I think I will wait for a 2.6.22.x kernel version since it has a patch I need already in it.  My attempts to rebuild the module I needed on a recent kernel crashed and burned, and I haven't had time to tackle it again.

I think Slackware 12.x has 2.6.22.1 so if Vector rebases off that at some point, it should get there.
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Artthou
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2007, 05:09:08 pm »

With 256 RAM I am already swapping memory the first web browser I open?

I've done this test myself with other boxes running KDE with 256MB RAM. Boot the system and open a terminal and type "free" and check out the "used" column before you run any apps. Then run Firefox and run "free" and you will probably see that you have used some swap.

Following up a bit on this, I checked memory usage with the 'free' command, and PCLOS is not using any swap to load firefox with 256MB of memory.  I wonder if the difference in load time has something to do with what libraries need loading on a KDE install for firefox that xfce already has.  Then again, I think I recall firefox taking longer to load in xfce PCLOS than it did in vector standard.

When I load Konqueror in PCLOS it has much quicker response time...and I think it is because the KDE libs are already loaded.  The system as a whole is really responsive and was easier to get configured than in vector.  But I am more and more convinced that Vector is likely a good deal faster at many things, and am excited to keep working to get everything going on this laptop with it.
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