I have recently installed a copy of Red Hat 9 on a spare laptop machine (800Mhz with 128Mb RAM).
I have never used Linux before (I grew up using DOS and various versions of Windows) but though I would like to give it a go to see if it is is as good as everyone says :D
The laptop had been running Windows XP but I had formatted the disk to start with a clean slate.
The installation went fine and everything seems to be working OK, I can even connect to my router to browse and get mail, but my biggest problem is the speed! I know that the amount of RAM installed is the minimum for an X window setup but I did not expect it to be quite this slow. Starting an application from the desktop takes forever, much, much slower than anything under XP.
Is this what I have got to expect or is there anything I can do to speed things up?
I would love to switch over to Linux on all my systems just to get away from all the windows security problems but if the speed is just not going to be there then I am afraid I will have to stick with XP :cry:
Any help gratefully received.