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# 8  
Old 03-29-2002
There can be so many problem effecting this... and none have to do the with OS (Mandrake, Red Hat, W2K, XP.... etc). The issues are in the configuration of specific drivers, configuration files, type of browser, etc..... The operating system kernel should be the least of your worries....

The DNS could have configuration problems... a common problem for web-loading slowness..... reverse lookup, identd, etc.

The web browser might be configured differently (one might use a proxy, one might not).... the web browsers might even be different Smilie

I think all the previous replies were on target... need to provide more information..... complete configuration details if possible.
# 9  
Old 03-30-2002
I think it's a browser problem. If you use Mozilla just problem can occur. X is very slow on linux. Windows has much faster GUI. Then again, that's just one of the posibilities.
# 10  
Old 04-01-2002
MySQL Linux is fast again!

Problem solved, it was my Linksys BEFSR41 Router.
The router finally failed completely- to provide internet, (may need flash or something). So I replaced it with a 200 mhz 32 mb PC ( Linux router) which is very fast. Linux Desktop is fast again too!
Although I still can't figure out why Win 2000 did so well with the router going out.Smilie
# 11  
Old 04-04-2002
how often do routers fail

I setup a friend of mine with that same router and it failed last week? how often do they break?
# 12  
Old 04-06-2002
You need a true functional Router w/ a fully develop brain core!!!

Use iptables for Linux 2.4.X.

Those Pizza Hut Box Linksys/etc Routers always time out like cheap electronic gadgets.

Run a local DNS.

####Tell Linux it has Unlimited Memmory#####
sysctl -n memmory.override = 1

#####Tweak Drive for Hi Speed######
/sbin/hdparm -X66 -m16 -c3 -d1 -u1 -k1 /dev/hda

###Test the IDE speed#####
/sbin/hdparm -tT /dev/hda
# 13  
Old 04-11-2002
I have just one simple questio, WHY ARE YOU WHINING ABOUT 3 SECONDS DIFFERENCE ?!?!?! I am stuck on a 2.8KBPS dialup connection , im lucky if a site will load in 1 minute let alone 5 seconds. Be happy that you have DSL at all, I live exactly one mile away from where the firbe optics end. So be happy with 5 seconds.
# 14  
Old 04-11-2002
Speed Matters!!!

In Linux Speed Matters.

BSD UNIX processes CGI/PERL Mod HTTP pages 15% faster than Linux.

The ISP will choose the fastest because if you cluster 10 units - theres a 150% difference.

You should always tweak your speed like they do with racing cars.
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