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    Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    I have a 6 year old laptop and I installed ubuntu 9.04 with ext4 and the proformance sucked, I reinstalled using ext3 and its a lot snappier flash works better, firefox doesn't max out the cpu. My laptop is a dell latitude D600, 1.8 GHz processor, 1 GB of ram and an 80 Gig hard drive (ide/PATA) this was my experiance so mabey it was just a fluck.

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    what's a fluck?

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    what's a fluck?

    Pronounced Flook, a random glitch not normally present.

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Quote Originally Posted by wildman4god View Post
    Pronounced Flook, a random glitch not normally present.
    I think you mean fluke...

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Lol - I thought it was like a 'frak' there for a second. :-p

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Quote Originally Posted by kamitsukai View Post
    I think you mean fluke...
    sorry, spelling isn't my best subject

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Quote Originally Posted by wildman4god View Post
    I have a 6 year old laptop and I installed ubuntu 9.04 with ext4 and the proformance sucked, I reinstalled using ext3 and its a lot snappier flash works better, firefox doesn't max out the cpu. My laptop is a dell latitude D600, 1.8 GHz processor, 1 GB of ram and an 80 Gig hard drive (ide/PATA) this was my experiance so mabey it was just a fluck.
    It could just be something that only happens on certain peoples systems. I'll wait until other people respond and see what they have to say. But if that's true than I'm definitely not going to use ext4 on my computer. It's specs are less than yours.

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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Quote Originally Posted by kamitsukai View Post
    I think you mean fluke...
    Fluke, I am your father.

    Lol. Regardless, I believe that it's just your computer... there's no reason why it should run slower.
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    Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Quote Originally Posted by wildman4god View Post
    sorry, spelling isn't my best subject
    LOL don't apologise I had to look it up anyway...lolflag:

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    Arrow Re: Don't use EXT4 on older systems

    Hmm... I'm running an older AthlonXP 2400+ 2.0ghz processor, 1gb of ram and a Geforce 6600 (desktop PC); and I haven't notice any performance issues with EXT4 yet. Everything feels very snappy and responsive to me. Boot times almost feel like they've been cut in half, this goes for starting up applications and system boot up.

    The only minor issue I've noticed (and I'm not sure if this is an EXT4 problem or a video driver one), is that when I minimize or close some windows, they tend to "stick" to the desktop momentarily. Not a big problem, but it's something that I hadn't experienced with Ibex before.

    Though, I am tempted to reformat again and reinstall with EXT3, just to compare the differences between the two.

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