ubuntu/kubuntu is sloooooooow!

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Mon Aug 13 22:06:06 UTC 2007

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:57:12 -0600
cj <debiani386 at gmail.com> wrote:

> metin wrote:
> > Have you ever used archlinux or pardus? They are real fast! (faster
> > than ubuntu/kubuntu on low spec machines).
> > What I want to know is the reason why it is not as fast as others.
> > This is not to blame ubuntu people. I believe they are doing a
> > great job! I appreciate their efforts. But I'd like ubuntu at least
> > as fast as other fast distros. Right?

I think I covered a few decent reason as to why Ubuntu is slower (in
some users eyes) then other Linux distros. 

Might want to read it again - but for the sake of you NOT wanting to
take the time to read it

"I (my own opinion) don't feel Ubu is made to be a barn burner. I
(again, my opinion) feel it's made to move Windows users away from
Windows. Giving them all possible OSS alternatives to try to make them
feel a bit more confy while allowing them to graduate slowly into the
Linux/Unix world."

That being said, allow me to break that down even further - to allow
Windows users to feel more at home, perhaps it's needed to include
everything (even the kitchen sink) in a distro to make that happen.

If you remove the facets that attract the Windows users - you have
nothing more then another vanilla distro of Linux.

In order to have a "nitch" you need to find something and produce
something that no other distro has or is willing to do - this is why
Ubuntu has done so well recently.

They found an audience, and they are delivering.

And if that audience prefers Windows-ish look/feel (more like ease
of use and similar to Windows) then they don't mind the extras that
make it that much easier.

Best regards,
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