Howto Improve Performance?

Vinicius Franco do Nascimento vinicius.nascimento at
Sat Jul 9 21:18:16 UTC 2005

If u update ur kernel for 686 or K7 ? By default Ubuntu installs 386
kernel, this kernel run on all machines, but is very slow.
I update my kernel... and I recomend that u read this articles:

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The author comments about Fedora and Ubuntu. With this articles, u
make ur Ubunt more fast.

2005/7/9, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at>:
> On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 17:29:30 +0100
> Lee Braiden <lee_b at> wrote:
> > On Friday 08 Jul 2005 17:24, Ben Novack wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > I keep hearing about these "fast" window managers.  But all they do is manage
> > windows, after all.  I can't imagine them being much faster, except if you're
> > low on memory and can't afford to run many GUI programs at once.
> As an experiment, I installed Hoary on a Pentium 200mmx , 64 MB RAM. I used the "server" install, then apt-get to install x-window-system-core , xterm and some "lightweight" apps. This machine quite definitely *cannot* run gnome effectively, unless you can put up with very slow and sluggish performance. I installed my own compiled Fluxbox .deb package, which ran fine. As a further experiment, I installed the Hoary version of xfce4. It runs quite well on this old machine - certainly there is a slight performance hit compared to Fluxbox, but I was pleasantly surprised.
> >
> > If you do run more than two or three programs at once, though, you're probably
> > better off with a proper, integrated desktop, which shares as many libraries
> > as possible between it all, thereby cutting down memory use.
> I don't really follow this paragraph. If one is using for example gtk2 and gtk 1.2 apps, surely the libraries are shared no matter what window manager/ desktop environment is in use? Please enlighten me !
> Peter
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