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I am a bit tired of the speed of Redhat Linux 8.0 (its a bit slow) so i was thinking of getting linux from a different distro. Can anyone recommend ...
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    Speed and a new alternative


    I am a bit tired of the speed of Redhat Linux 8.0 (its a bit slow) so i was thinking of getting linux from a different distro. Can anyone recommend any good distros that i can get for free or very cheaply(has to by bought from UK, i'm not paying customs and excise like i may have to if i buy from outside the UK)

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    Try www.linuxemporium.co.uk.
    If you google you can find more sites based in the UK that provide cheap linux distros.
    I think there is even one site that only charge for the blank cds plus delivery as a way to promote linux use.

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    Also try www.yourlinux.co.uk, they seem quite cheap.

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    Gentoo! www.gentoo.org

    its the only distro i'd ever consider using.

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    thx people, i think i will buy mandrake 9.1 off www.yourlinux.co.uk

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    So do you think Mandrake 9.1 will be faster than RH 8.0 ?
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    Its not....
    I have madrake 9.1 on one of my computers. Its gets the job done, but it can be slow. I suggest Gentoo also, they seem to have it figured out...

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    what about suse, is that faster?

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    I'm just interested in what people are talking about speed here - speed for what? X? Games? Compiling stuff? Booting? I'm sure that the hardware you've got in your computer will have a more significant impact on the speed rather than the distro you use.

    If anything, ensuring you have a kernel compiled for your particular CPU will give you a boost, rather than a stock i386/i486/Pentium compatible kernel.

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    I agree with gzunk, speed is up to your hardware and which distro you use .so you should compare both of them not just the distro.You can even use linux on a 486...

    For a comparison :

    I use Red Hat 7.3 on a Pentium 2 300, 160MB Ram.It s not like Concorde but enough for me.
    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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