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    Re: What to tweak/remove in Debian/Ubuntu to make 'em fastest/faster

    Quote Originally Posted by xArv3nx View Post
    That's the kind of stupidity that kills mass adoption for Linux.
    What? Since when do personal setups kill mass adoption for Linux and why is mass adoption a goal?

    Please mind your accusations and language...

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    Re: What to tweak/remove in Debian/Ubuntu to make 'em fastest/faster

    Quote Originally Posted by xArv3nx View Post
    That's the kind of stupidity that kills mass adoption for Linux.
    command line control of the system is what really drew into linux..especially yakuake, it blew my mind
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    Re: What to tweak/remove in Debian/Ubuntu to make 'em fastest/faster

    Thanks for all the useful info and links here, you could really spend all your time tweaking things with Linux...
    I did a post a list of softwares that I found to be not very useful, and also some that I did find to be useful.
    I might want to update that some based on this and other things I've come across since then...
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    Re: What to tweak/remove in Debian/Ubuntu to make 'em fastest/faster

    Quote Originally Posted by xArv3nx View Post
    That's the kind of stupidity that kills mass adoption for Linux.
    Actually, I switched to Linux because of the command line.

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    Re: Tweaks applied to Ubuntu Intrepid to make it faster/better responsive

    About a year and a half ago I was running an Ubuntu system on a 66MHz 48MB RAM laptop while travelling. Worked like a peach. Installed a commandline system, no tweaks, then added KDE for the PIM suite. I was even using Gimp for minor photo editing (patience needed here ), started directly from the console with "startx gimp" (or something similar, bad memory). KMail, and Kopete for communication.
    I'd like to hear your reply, Bill! Cheers for Ubuntu!

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    Re: Tweaks applied to Ubuntu Intrepid to make it faster/better responsive

    Use Arch - one of the fastest distros around (not to set up of course, but to boot and use it definatly is)
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    Re: Tweaks applied to Ubuntu Intrepid to make it faster/better responsive

    Quote Originally Posted by jgrabham View Post
    Use Arch - one of the fastest distros around (not to set up of course, but to boot and use it definatly is)
    I tried Arch, but mucked something up while doing the installation. I'll come back to it when I've had some more experience with simpler installs.

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    Re: Tweaks applied to Ubuntu Intrepid to make it faster/better responsive

    My all time fastest (and definitely most fun) system was a LFS system. Just about everything compiled specificly for my archirecture, highly optimized. Not for console-fobes though. But this isn't the place to discuss this. Just spreading the word... Great way to get acquinted with the guts of a Linux based system.

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    @ Sam Lars

    Thanks for providing the link : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=820804

    I'm gonna apply removals on my Oct-15 daily installation later tonight.


    @ jgrabham

    After reading Arch being one of the fastest distro, I tried but couldn't install Arch. I don't remember exactly now, but I was getting some kind 'Pacman' errors while installing GNOME.
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    @ Sam Lars

    After going through your detailed removal list I wonder what else gets installed by default which most users may not need... like these packages:

    - splix : Driver for samsung laser printers
    - min12xxw : Driver for KonicaMinolta PagePro

    And not including those packages would free up some space on Desktop/Live CD for 1084 KB OpenOffice.org Math, whose absence causes 'Data Corruption':

    Launchpad Bug# 223476 , comment# 7 , comment# 8


    Also I couldn't help but notice that, even after selecting English-US as language/locale/keyboard-origin/keyboard-layout at the start of an installation, these packages get installed by default:

    ttf :
    ttf-arabeyes : Arabic fonts
    ttf-arphic-uming : Chinese TTF Mingti style
    ttf-indic-fonts-core : Indian language fonts
    ttf-kochi-gothic : Gothic Japanese TTF
    ttf-kochi-mincho : Mincho Japanese TTF
    ttf-lao : TTF for Laon language
    ttf-thai-tlwg : Thai TTF
    ttf-unfonts-core : Korean TTF

    OpenOffice.org :
    openoffice.org-help-en-gb
    openoffice.org-l10n-en-gb
    openoffice.org-l10n-en-za
    openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-au

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