As someone else mentioned in this thread - I'm not surprised by the other distro's having issues. We've got 6 machines here, ranging from a near pre-historic pentium mmc to a multi-gHz screamer. I've eval'ed a ton of other distro's and they *bomb* in similar ways to what most everyone has mentioned here. Even my DOS box boots and runs better than some! Actually, was very surprised that the Fedora and Red-Hat stuff was SO gnarly - took four or five attempts to install. Strange.VL wins hands down
, imho. - I'm not intending any distro dissing here, btw
Maybe this isn't the right thread to ask, but what is done differently in VL
- or slackware in general - that makes it run (or seem to run) so much faster
than other distro's? Is the X-gui stuff running higher priority, giving a snapper UI --- or is there some kernal scheduling trick that just zips along more merrily than most?
What really surprised me was how SLOW Gentoo is --- isn't that one supposed to be a developers' dream OS? Or maybe they leave the speed-up tweeking as an excercise
Howard in Florida