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Fastest Linux Distribution

S Venkatesh
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Joined: Jun 27, 2005
Posts: 464

Hai All,

I need a Linux system that is fast and has a good GUI. I use RedHat Linux 9 which is very slow on my machine. I am using linux for java development ,some net surfing and for preparing some documents. Please suggest me a good one that suits my need.

Thank you
Venkatesh S
Daniel Prene
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Joined: Jul 15, 2005
Posts: 241
It's not always the distrib that bogs you down, but the window manager / desktop you use. For example: KDE is fat and slow... I use sarge GNU/Debian with Enlightenment (and some times blackbox) for the Window Manager and am verry happy with its performance. If you prefer somthing desktopy try gnome. Debian's package manager is excelent and will allow you to download it with a single command. If you need any further assistance, just let me know.

Good luck and good cheer,

S Venkatesh
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Joined: Jun 27, 2005
Posts: 464

Hai Daniel Prene,

Thank you very much for your reply. I noticed that it was KDE that was making my application very slow.

But now i installed ubuntu. I liked it very much . Its quite fast and appeling. But i need to install java separately on it . But any way i can manage.

Can you just suggest me how to install enlightment?

Thanks and Regards
Venkatesh S
Vinnie Jenks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 207
Some may scoff...but I'm a long-time Gentoo user. The best part about Gentoo is you get what you want/need and can make it as lean and mean as you want...especially when putting your own kernel together.

I haven't found one faster yet...while simultaniously giving you complete control of your system.

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