Alternatives to ubuntu?

Filip Svendsen filipncs at
Tue Jan 3 17:52:25 UTC 2006

On 1/3/06, Tim Littlemore <tim at> wrote:
>  Filip Svendsen wrote:
>  I realize this is probably one of the worst possible places to ask
> this, but I'm looking for an alternative to Ubuntu. My problem is that
> the interface feels so incredibly sluggish. I'm not talking about
> startup times of apps, which really doesn't bother me at all; it's the
> responsiveness of apps after they've started. In particular firefox is
> incredibly slow, compared to under windows 2000.
> I really don't want to go back to windows again, so I'm interested in
> if anybody knows how well gnome and firefox runs under for example
> gentoo?
> Are their other performance-minded distros out there?
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> Venlig hilsen
> Filip Svendsen
>  You'll more than likely find that this problem is due to the Gnome desktop,
> rather than Ubuntu itself - that's what I found. You might like to try some
> of the other desktops/window managers such as KDE, XFCE, etc.
>  Personally, I just stuck another 256MB RAM in my system, because I like
> Gnome. That fixed the sluggish performance for me.
>  Tim
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Thanks for the windowmanager recommendations, but what about firefox?
Did the extra memory help gnome? I really like gnome, and would prefer
not having to switch.

Venlig hilsen
Filip Svendsen

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