I've done the developer installation of Mandrake 7.2 running KDE. Things
seem to run very slow. My machine is a Pentium II 400 MHz with 256 MB
RAM. I'm a first time user of linux. Should things be running so
slowly? At work I have the same setup running on a PIII800/256MB and
it's very spunky even over Exceed. I understand that there is a big
difference between my home machine and my work machine, but I've heard
all these stories about how linux runs well on even anemic systems. I'm
kind of disappointed with the whole thing.
Netscape 4 and 6 both seem to be total beasts, I guess that is to be
expected. The newsreaders KRN and Pan seem to be a bit beasts too but to
a lesser extent, is this your experience too?
Even excusing the browsers, just clicking on Desktop Properties seems to
take forever to load.
I tried the Helix Gnome stuff, but it was so painfully slow that I
reverted back to KDE.
What's the ideal hardware to run a typical developer installation of
Linux? (I did a developer installation because I have to be able to
download the source and make the applications I want to run since
sometimes the plain binaries are not available.)