[vox-if] [Fwd: Installfest RSVP]

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Thu Jan 20 14:36:59 PST 2005

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:20:53PM -0800, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> What I think is that SuSE and KDE are becoming more and more bloated, and that 
> this is affecting both boot and performance time.  (Look at all the audio CD 
> players, etc. they come with.  Why so many?)

No reason to install or run all of them!

Many apps like to run in the systray when you close the window (providing
an 'instant-on' effect when you want to do something with them again,
or so that they can keep doing what they're doing without eating screen
real estate).  If you're low on RAM or CPU cycles, by all means, quit them
completely, and/or ask them to not start up.

One place to check, too, is the "Performance" section of KDE's control
center.  Turn off animations and other splashy effects.  Konqueror has
a performance section, too.  I like to keep a few instances of Konq running
in the background, so that new windows appear relatively quicker.  You can
tweak this as needed, too!

I've found my 450MHz Debian Testing box running KDE 3.3 goes from
'off' to 'completely up and running' way faster than my ~1GHz laptop at
work, running Windows XP.

*shrug!* :)

bill at newbreedsoftware.com          April shower bring Kompressor power!

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