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Re: [SLE] If not SuSE, what other distribution?
  • From: Keith Winston <kwinston@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:22:28 -0400
  • Message-id: <20020422132228.A3303@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 11:39:22AM -0400, Damon Register wrote:
> So, now more than ever, I am interested in Linux once again.
> In the past when I experimented with Linux I thought that it seemed
> to run a bit slower or require more resources than W95 but with
> the latest performance of Windows 2000 and XP, I figure that perhaps
> Linux is now way ahead in the performance area. Is anyone willing
> to give an honest opinion of W2K/XP versus Linux? Am I correct in
> thinking that now Linux will blow away W2K/XP?
>
It really depends on what services you have running, which desktop you
use and which applications. Since Linux is so configurable, you can
always make it faster than Windows if you strip it down and run small,
lean apps. You can also take it the other way, load it up with daemons,
a "fat" window manager, and huge apps. Linux is what you make of it,
grasshopper.

Best Regards,
Keith
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