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Re: SuSE Vs. Kubuntu

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ houghi ] on Wednesday 17 May 2006 08:38 \__
>> Elmo wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> I have an old laptop I used to run SuSE 10.0 for a while. It always seemed
>>> slow, so last night I installed kubuntu on it and it seems to run faster.
>>> I am not crazy about kubuntu, so I am wondering why suse was slower? Does
>>> it load extra programs that slow it down? extra modules? where do I start
>>> looking at?
>> Yes, it loads mch more. Booting will be slower due to pre-linking and so
>> on. This makes the machine faster at a later stage. You can get that out
>> of the way altogether or just those that you only seldom use.
>> Next you can look what is running and what you don't need with YaST,
>> System, Runlevel Editor.
>> Remove programs from your thingy down below that you do not need,
>> including the clock and such.
>> SUSE is 3 CDs to install, Kubuntu is 1 CD to install. That means 3 times
>> as much stuff (actually about two times, I guess). SUSE is not a
>> lightweight, nor does it want to be one. If you want speed, use SDL.
> While I agree with this, there is a snag. (X/n/K)Ubuntu fetches many packages
> over the Web, so the number of CD's is not the best indicator.
>> That is the nice thing about OSS. There is a distro for everybody. :-)
> True. I sometimes wonder if I should move to Kubuntu, but the only reason
> would be bloat (or lack thereof). SuSE gives me heaps of applications that I
> never use. For personal use, this may be fine. For more efficient computing
> (e.g. server), it may not be so.
> Best wishes,
> Roy

You can always install your server with minimum install and add what you

My web server does not have X for example.

No dual or multi booting, every OS runs simultaneously.
Playing multimedia in SUSE 10.0:

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