Alternatives to ubuntu?

Filip Svendsen filipncs at
Wed Jan 4 09:37:46 UTC 2006

On 1/4/06, tom <sett at> wrote:
> > So the problem here is really firefox, it is so bad that I close it
> > the second I'm done with it, because it keeps slowing down my computer
> > even when I'm not using it.
> >
> > Could there be a problem with the firefox in breezy? Should I try
> > building my own?
> > --
> > Venlig hilsen
> > Filip Svendsen
> >
> There seems to be a gap between what you are experiencing and pretty
> much everyone else.  Now there are several possible explanations amongst
> which is that everyone else has lower exp[ectations but this doesn't
> sound right does it?
> The most likely explanation for what you are experiencing is something
> unique, or nearly unique, to your situation.
> Since you have recently come from Windows 2000 (an assumption I grant
> you lol) maybe its in the way you have installed ubuntu itself.  Have
> you anyone nearby that you cam talk to and involve directly with your
> hardware and installation?  Its not easy, as you can see, to analyse and
> correct when what you are experiencing is so out of line with just about
> everyone else.
> I had a similar blockers with another problem years ago and it suddenly
> occurred to me that hey everyone is out of step here but me.  I leave it
> to you to guess what the real truth was.
> I am just wondering how many hard disk drives you have on there and
> where your partitions are eg do you have your swap partition on the same
> ide port as your cd/dvd drive?
> This illustrates the wide range of possibilities of where the symptoms
> you describe could come from and the advantages of having someone nearby
> to take a look at what you are experiencing.
> It would be interesting for example to see what the gnome system monitor
> reveals when added to your top or bottom panel .... and changing the
> default colours to something really different in turn until you locate
> the bottleneck ... eg recently i identified why vmplayer was responding
> so poorly by having IOwait in yellow and more distinguishable from other
> possibilities and dang me would you believe i had the vmware disk file
> installed on the same ide port as my cd rom .... now no-one is likely to
> have told me what the problem was and so I ended up very satisfied with
> having found out where the problem lay by experimenting myself with waht
> seems a trivial performance tool but indeed its really very powerful
> analysis thing.
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Hey Tom

As you've maybe noticed, switching to the firefox binary from mozilla
solved the problem.

I have more than 7 years of experience on linux, and I know how to use
top just fine. The problem with firefox on ubuntu seems actually to be
pretty common. Maybe it's you that doesn't know how well firefox is
supposed to run?

Venlig hilsen
Filip Svendsen

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