Thank again! I will do just that, as I have plenty of space on my hd.
As I'm relatively new to Linux, I've been playing around with different alternatives. Of course Gentoo was the choice after some tries and yes, I've built my own kernel, from stage1.
So far, XFCE4 with some light and fast theme (glider, for instance) seems to be fair enough for what i do.
Although I've emerged OOo, as you say is overkill. Abiword is pretty fine.
But I still don't have the responsiveness while using one application, that I had with windoze XP on the same system. Of course you wouldn't compare the stability, security, design, etc that Linux and particularily Gentoo offers, but I think that with the right tuning, at least I could get the same responsiveness.
For instance, I use Thunderbird for mail and RSS, but I find it extremely slow, mainly when switching windows (write mail, go back to inbox, move to folder dragging-and-dropping, etc).
The concern I have is that after emerging so many things, perhaps it will be a good idea to build a _new_ gentoo system with just what I want/choose.
I will do the tests and anything worth comenting I will follow-up here.
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De: Jonathan Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fecha: Miércoles, Junio 29, 2005 6:39 pm
Asunto: Re: [gentoo-performance] Resources for Gentoo Desktop Performance Tuning
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> gramhorst@... wrote:
> > Thank you Jonathan... so perhaps moving to jfs could make it? It
> seems from googling around that its CPU usage is constantly low.
> Any experiences with it?
> > Thanks in advance, Willy.
> i have no experience with that. on my servers, i use xfs, and it does
> well. on my lower end machines and desktops i run ext3. even though it
> is "old" and "slow", it seems to work the best for me
> personally, i would wipe my harddrive, try out a couple of FSs and see
> which you like. overall, though, FS choice isn't going to be the
> biggestdeal on your system. i would make sure to make sure you use
> a minimal
> set of use flags (note: minimal set != the minimal use flag) and be
> sureto use a small and fast WM. also, be wary of running large
> bemoths like
> OOo all the time, and be sure, as always, to excise unnecessary
> if you have not already done so, rolling your own kernel is a _must_.
> ensure that nothing is built into the kernel that isn't needed.
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> Gentoo Developer
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