PC-BSD - LOVING This Desktop OS, but KDE is kinda slow, (FreeBSD)
PC-BSD for those who don't know is based on FreeBSD but it's made to be geared to the desktop user as opposed to FreeBSD which is more server oriented.
I'm a Windows/Linux guy but I'm falling in love with PC-BSD's Hubble 8.2 version and am testing it's upcoming beta of Isotope 9.0, which looks Really Sweet !
These have caused me to uninstall my Linux versions and use them exclusively for a time, because they even play all my Linux apps.
Anyway enough background. KDE is slow on these systems but Gnome is as fast as it normally should be. Other than turning off desktop effects, (or using another DE) are there other ways improve the speed and performance of KDE on my FreeBSD based system?
These are my system specs with 4 gigs of Ram:
HP Compaq Presario CQ61 WM 411 64 Bit
Product Number WA980UA#ABA
Microprocessor 2.1GHz AMD Sempron Processor for Notebook PCs M120
Microprocessor Cache 512KB L2 Cache
Memory Max 4096MB
Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
Video Memory 128MB Display Cache Memory (up to 1022MB total graphics memory )
Hard Drive 250GB (7200RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1366x768)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing