Howto Improve Performance?

Ben Novack bennovack at
Fri Jul 8 16:24:47 UTC 2005

On 7/8/05, Rainer Gutkas <Rainer.Gutkas at> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I run Ubuntu Hoary on a G3 Powerbook Pismo with 400 MHz CPU ,630 MB Ram,
> 30 Gigs Harddisk, Orinocco Wlan Card,...... and I'd like to improve the
> performance of the system, as much as possible.
> I run a CPU - Meter and it shows that the CPU gets totaly busy when it's
> got to do lot's of Graphic operations, like displaying Apllication
> Windows, too many progress bar's, moving windows around, playing Flash,
> DVD's or movies. So I guess a faster window Manager than Gnome would be
> a good improvement, but which would suite my needs?
> I should mention that I like Gnome a lot, so there shouldn't be too much
> difference.
> I guess I could do a lot of kernel improvements, but also don't know
> which screw to flip where, so I get an optimized system.
> Also every other suggestion, how I could improve my system's overall
> performance are very welcome!!!

XFCE's very gnome-like in a lot of ways, but faster, from what I've
heard. It's still GTK+ powered, so I'm actually quite curious as to
whether it offers a substantial speed boost over gnome.

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