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    What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Hi,
    What makes Slitaz so fast ?

    I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on the old Celeron PC with fluxbox as DE.

    Despite using fluxbox its still not as fast as slitaz.
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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Slitaz is small to enable it to run entirely in ram and therefore appears to be very fast.

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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    It's stripped down, optimized and runs in memory.

    If you're not using Ubuntu Server you're probably also using the GNOME display manager which slows the PC down like 'eck, along with all of the other stuff that Ubuntu runs on start up.

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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spice Weasel View Post
    If you're not using Ubuntu Server you're probably also using the GNOME display manager which slows the PC down like 'eck, along with all of the other stuff that Ubuntu runs on start up.
    I am actually running fluxbox over a Xubuntu. So, is GNOME display manager running in my case ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spice Weasel View Post
    along with all of the other stuff that Ubuntu runs on start up.
    Is there a way to remove/disable them ?

    Thanks to both.
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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxyogi View Post
    I am actually running fluxbox over a Xubuntu. So, is GNOME display manager running in my case ?
    Yes. Xubuntu includes GNOME display manager for some reason. apt-get removing *gnome* then installing LXDM or another lighter one might be a good idea.

    You might also want to try compiling a version of the kernel from kernel.org and configuring it for your hardware. The Linux kernel is one of the easiest things to compile, it has a nice configuration GUI/TUI and you don't have to worry about dependencies. It's worth it for the speed increase.

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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spice Weasel View Post
    Yes. Xubuntu includes GNOME display manager for some reason. apt-get removing *gnome* then installing LXDM or another lighter one might be a good idea.
    Just did it. I can see some improvement. I don't want to sound repeatitive but still Slitaz is faster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spice Weasel View Post
    You might also want to try compiling a version of the kernel from kernel.org and configuring it for your hardware. The Linux kernel is one of the easiest things to compile, it has a nice configuration GUI/TUI and you don't have to worry about dependencies. It's worth it for the speed increase.
    Never done that before. I will end up breaking the installation.

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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Deluge is sloowww. Try transmission from your browser. Run transmission-daemon then navigate to http://127.0.0.1:9091/transmission/web/#all

    Very fast.

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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spice Weasel View Post
    Deluge is sloowww. Try transmission from your browser. Run transmission-daemon then navigate to http://127.0.0.1:9091/transmission/web/#all

    Very fast.
    Okay, I will try that the next I need to download something & tell you how it goes.
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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    SLitaz is also under 30MB, whereas (Livecd) of ubuntu is 600 Some.
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    Re: What makes SLitaz that fast ?

    Installed Natty Minimal Install.

    Everything runs smoothly including FF, Deluge.
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