Radhat 9 slower than Redhat 8
I have recently changed the Distro of one of my computers from Debian Woody to Red Hat 9 (I liked Woody, but had my reasons)
What I noticed was that RH 9 uses a lot more RAM, and tehrefore becomes much slower that Woody. A friend of mine also upgraded recently from RH 8 to RH 9, only to have to change back as RH 9 was just too slow.
My friend tried all the usual performance tweaks but with no luck. He even tried running RH 9 with the RH 8 kernel but it also seemed to make no differnce.
Can anybody tell me why RH 9 should be this much more memory intensive?
I'd like to be able to improve the performance of my machine.