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# 15  
Old 04-11-2002
Good point ASKIA i forgot about that but still 3 seconds isnt much when ihave to wait like 45-60 seconds for a page to load.
# 16  
Old 04-11-2002
The point is that all moderns operating systems are fast enough on the same hardware and it is almost always NOT the OS that causes the bottlenecks, it is normally problems in the network or in the network configuration.

It takes me longer to load Microsoft Word on Windows 98 than to open up a browser and pull up this forum... because of cable modems (sorry our friend on 28.8 dialup!) and the fact that the browser is less bloated software than Microsoft Word. (that is IE and not recent Netscape Mozilla code... that seems really slow!)

When the net is slow I don't blame the fact that the server is running on Slackware Linux and I'm using a browser over the net on a little Windows 98 laptop Smilie Likewise, when the net is fast, I don't complain that Microsoft Word opens slower than the forums across the net Smilie

Glad we got this straight .....
# 17  
Old 04-12-2002
Very valid points, but keep in mind comparing anything to IE is unfair, since it's very tightly integrated with explorer.exe...

I think a lot of systems that people want to "be faster" have simply not been optimized. This is a manual process, but if fairly simple on a Linux system. A great book that touches upon this is "Red Hat Linux Security and Optimization" (ISBN 0-7645-4754-2).

It will walk you through tuning your filesystems, kernel, and network daemons to your needs.
# 18  
Old 04-12-2002

Good Info ASKIA. I have been using Linux and (FBSD recently) for a few years and really believe that there would'nt be much reason to use Unix if it did not offer superior performance. As far as the network conditions- just because I'm at home doesn't mean I want to pay $40.00 per month and tolerate slow internet. Dialup access here (Irvine local loop) is horrible!
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