Is your Linux slow?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. vasa1

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    For me, that's because of the small, weak hardware. Still chose Ubuntu for compatibility and its Unity.
     
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    That's such an overstatement - looking at top and alike to get the idea. A completely unprofessional article.

    What about context switches, interrupts? Far more critical. What about the actual cpu breakdown - IO wait, user/system, niced processes. What about missing and/or incompatible libraries, a too long or sub-optimal library path, out of date font cache with bad permissions, all of those fancy lc_ thingies.

    Let's not forget possible issues with services, processes in D state, too much writing to log files, bad versions of glibc, kernel version vs. hyperthreading, turbo mode and numa features on modern processors, the arrangement of memory banks, the io scheduler, and a few more items.

    So ... there's a little more than watching top and being a champ.

    Cheers,
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    not everyone's a pro with linux so these kind of articles still have merit, nice article
     
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    AMD Fusion netbook, 6.5 hours with Windows 7 but laggy as hell, 5 hours with Ubuntu and it runs super fast, I will take the reduction of one hour for the speed gain.
     
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    On my laptop applications launch is rapid in XP( esp super fast without any real time security software) than Ubuntu, not sure about windows 7, may be win 7 is similar to ubuntu in speed.

    Suprsingly I have found applications launch much faster in PCLOS Gnome edition and fedora.
     
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    treehouse, if it's for newbies, then no need for the command line either.
    You have graphical system monitor tools that do all that for you.
    Mrk
     
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    Should I ask the mods to delete this thread? No skin of my nose, really.
     
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    Nothing against you man ... you tried to help. That's what counts :)
    But the info contained therein is simply ... unprofessional.
    Mrk
     
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    Windows 7 crawls on all my netbook and laptop, the later is a 8GB i7 machine. the only place where it runs OK is my dual XEON 16GB workstation. Ubuntu flies on all, in my 2GB AMD Fusion netbook, I run it with classic desktop no effects and videos get full GPU acceleration via vlc and Catalyst. Even HDMI videos run nice in full HD mode.

    The only slowdown in Linux happens when optimized video drivers are not used, once its installed, things fly.
     
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    Puppy Linux flies everywhere!*puppy*
     
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    Agreed wholeheartedly. :)
     
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    I always wondered can you use SSDs with linux perfectly fine? Like does linux support TRIM?
     
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    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct-Fm4hYIck-

    H on Win8 and unhandled exception :D
     
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    Funny how a thread about Linux once again ends up about Windows, the linux forums sure have changed over the past few years.

    On-topic: Does Linux really need a speed improvement? All the distro's are at this point fast enough for me.
     
  24. vasa1

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    Different people have different reasons for posting.

    My perspective for posting was that I, with my admittedly limited knowledge, found the link informative for me. In case there are others at my level of ignorance I felt they could benefit from it.

    If people choose to mock this thread by posting parodies, that is their choice.

    If people feel that the link is a piece of misinformation, that is their opinion.

    If people retaliate, that is, unfortunately, not uncommon.

    et cetera, et cetera, et cetera

    I'd also like to point out that my reactions are based on "profiling". I look at posters' prior posts to get an idea of what their intentions are. I don't view posts in a standalone context. But that's just me.
     
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    Actually it was going fine till Windows fanbois jumped in as usual.
     
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