Why is it so ******* slow?
I finally got my laptop setup with FC4 and runs everything I want to but for the life of me I can not figure out why its just so slow. Granted, its a 2.4 ghz mobile celeron processor and 256MB of RAM and I hate bringing up the Linux vs Windows argument and comparing the two, however, any linux distro I put onto my laptop seems to run painfully slow. Windows 2000 and XP both fly on it for things such as document editing, Instant Messaging, and even coding but on linux, just entering text into this box or an email is lagging really bad. Also launching Firefox with GAIM running just spikes up my CPU and it seems like its always running pretty fast even when idle.
Does anyone know of any speed ups or common problems that could speed this thing up?
I even disabled cpusped and see if that helped but still no go.