Redhat GUI performance
by Hemstreet, Jeffrey L (Jeffrey)
I have a general question about Linux performance...
I am running Redhat 8.0 on a Dell 400MHz, 128MB system (OptiPlex) with an
8MB ATI Rage Pro Video card. I have a fairly basic workstation installation, with
SSHd, ftpd, telnetd, apached, and a couple other services running. Gnome seems
to take forever to open windows/applications. It can be on the order of 10 seconds
to a minute for some applications to come up. (Mozilla is one of the worst, even
to just bring up a local file as the home page for the browser)
Is Gnome just a very slow GUI, or is there something that I can do to speed up my
I know of several (5-6) people who have installed RedHat 7.2...8.0 on Dell and Sony
systems (all CPU are 866MHz+) with Gnome or KDE and the performance has been
very slow in the GUI. Even with a higher end 1.5GHz CPU/512MB RAM system.
Is there a Linux distribution that has a standard GUI that is very responsive? Is Redhat
just too bulky to run quickly, or do I need to download a better GUI for Redhat?
With Windows2000, this system was very responsive, and the other people I know
about are running XP, which is so much faster that they run XP most of the time now.