Slow boot time and performance
I am a Linux newbie. I installed both Debian and Lindows packages, but they
are both very slow in boot time and in system performance. For example,
Lindows took exactly 3 minutes to boot. Debian is slightly faster, but
Windows boots in average 30 seconds on my system. Applications take quite
a long time to launch. And, when I display the images, they are very slow
in rendering. I did not use Swap partition. I have 512MB RAM, 2Ghz P4 CPU,
5200 RPM hard disk and 32 MB ATI Rage128.
I just want to install the XWindows to test the performance. With Debian,
I have the options. Although I selected only the XWindow, it still installed
400MB data. It added compilers so forth. I did not use the dselect option
since it was a bit messy. Is there any package that I can just install the
Xwindows without the applications? Since I am not familiar with Linux
too much, I would prefer a CD bootable ISO package.