At 13:27 26-6-2001 +0200, daedalus@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001 22:16:59 +0930, David Lloyd
>Has anyone noticed whether OpenOffice runs extraordinarily slowly under
>that combination? It's not a fast program by all means, but it seems to
>have really slowed down since I installed RH 7.1/XFS by SGI et al...
It may be a bare hd speed difference?
I mean the kernels may have different hw support
for example I have noticed that sometimes kernels are patched with
code from http://www.linux-ide.org
I rember I got 3.90 MB/s with 2.2.19, when I got the patch and built
the via82Cxxxx support I reached 21 MB/s !!!
I have never reached such performance on the same hw even using the
2.4.5 patch for the vanilla tree: the best I could get is 10 MB/s
Where do I find OpenOffice? I will try it for you.
Although my home system is probably a bit on the new side to really compare.
I have a 1.4GHz Athlon with 256MB ram and a 60GB IDE disk that can read up
to 35MB/s. I can always try on my notebook. That one is mostly 1.0.
But I can at least check. I also noticed that the system feels slower with
the mostly modular 1.0 kernel. I recompiled it with most things like IDE
and scsi compiled in which "felt" faster.
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.