Re: linux on a laptop
From: Mark Hobley (markhobley_at_hotpop.deletethisbit.co.uk)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:00:16 GMT
Miguel <Miguel@sapo.pt> wrote:
> What can I do to improve preformance I start openoffice in win and on
> Linux takes 3 a 4 seconds more to open.
Does the package function fine once opened ? Is the opening time really
> I thought that linux is lighter and faster than Windows.
I've used both Linux and Windows here on a similar spec system.
Linux runs fine here.
I also have some low spec machines, such as P120 with 64Mb RAM or an AMD 400
with 128Mb RAM.
Linux is much quicker than Windows on the lower spec machines.
> I also heard that chipset VIA is not that great on LINUX is that true??
I run Via chipsets ok. However, you may want to install an ATI Radeon 9000
video card (supported under a 2.6 kernel).
The onboard sound on a Via board does not sound as good as some other cards.
> any ideas on what can be done to improve performance
> this my ps aux what processos I don't need to run??
I would recommend installing debian, and get rid of the KDE desktop suite.
I run a minimalist installation here using X with icewm.
Its excellent on all machines.
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