[Durham] general system speed

Andrew Glass andrewglass3 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 22:11:30 UTC 2012


Its running on command line only hehe no gui on there.

Ive never tried slackware.  That could be an option - any good idiot guides out there for installing and configuring Slackware?



On 9 Apr 2012, at 21:28, Eddy Younger wrote:

> Andrew Glass wrote:
>> Hey guys
>> Just curious on peoples opinions.
>> I used to run Gentoo as it was very fast however, it seemed to break a lot or had ebuild issues.  So Ive therefore moved to trying a variety of distros for my little home server.
>> Im testing Ubuntu server at the moment however compared to Debian it feels really sluggish.  Ive recently moved over from a dual core pentium to a athlon x2 with 4gig ddr2 800. I know that Ubuntu is based on Debian however it does feel quite a bit slower than debs.
> Check first to see what background processes/services are running in each case. Also, the window manager can suck up a lot of bandwidth depending on what it is - are you running the same WM in each case? But then, if it's a server, bring it up in runlevel 3 and dispense with the WM if you haven't already done so.
>> Do others find Ubuntu a bit slow?
>> Do you use any other distros that could be recommended for use as a headless file server?
> Slackware ?
> Eddy
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