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  1. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Personal Milestone. Got RedHat running on my Laptop(Dual-boot) and on the web.
    Internet is like twice as fast as it usually is in Windows XP.
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    good job! :bigthumb:

    how do u like it? im guessing u had to configure next to nothing ;)
     
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    D3aC0n Vesa ToskaLOL OT Supporter

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    <-- trying Knoppix .. slow because it runs off the CD but it's pretty :cool:
     
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    good job
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    You system must be slow. I'm dual booting XP and RH9 and there's no difference in Internet browsing. But I do notice the fonts in the browser look like shit in Opera under RH. :-/
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    You have no clue the look on my face when I reboot and the message that pops up on my screen says "Missing Operating System..." I fix that then the RedHat install recognizes my screen and video card drivers, but the actual OS didn't. I had to go in through the shell (with very little Linux knowledge) and got and manually input the settings in XF86Config. I got a lot of help reading the site http://www.linux-on-laptops.com.

    The part of that that honestly was the hardest was figuring out the command to bring up the shell-based text-editor(GUI wouldn't load at all) and then figure out how to work it.

    So far I am really liking it. Probably my favorite feature is the fact that the PDF viewer loads in about the same time as Notepad. And tab-completion. I still have some tweaking to do though, patch it to recognize my battery, experimental drivers for my WLAN card, but the USB key worked great.


    D3aC0n - Knoppix was my first taste of Linux also, its what made me want to set-up a dual-boot system. Kept Windows XP in case I ever need it.
     
  7. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Normal typical DL in XP= ~40KB/s
    Normal typical DL in RH= ~100KB/s :eek3:
     
  8. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Then you've got some shitty NIC drivers on the XP side or something. Both of my computers running XP Pro easily handle the max the cable modem can deliver, about 235KB/sec.
     
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    You suck at configuring XP.
     
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    What's there to configure? :dunno:
     
  11. MP

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    not to contradict you but you can DL some tools that tweek xp a little bit to speed it up. Tried um out but the difference was very minimal. I think it tweeks your registry or something :dunno:

    My red hat 9 system vs my xp pro system get pretty much the same speed so :dunno:
     
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    I wouldn't consider that tweaking XP. You're downloading 3rd party tools and such. His XP install should download no slower than any other OS.

    Zourn, I assume you're getting these speeds by downloading the same package from the same site. Is that correct?
     
  13. mucky

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    :werd:
     
  14. CyberBullets

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    my xp box gets 400-500kb/s

    my linux box gets 200kb/s max!! (though its only a p2-233...) ;)
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Yeah, same packets same sites, and I HAVE tried several "tweaks" and progs, like System mechanic that claim to optimize your system for the best speed but there was never any noticeable difference.

    It might just be that the NIC has shitty XP drivers, and since it is a built-in laptop NIC there is a very little chance that I will be able to find an uptdated driver.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    good job :big grin:
    one you get more familiar with linux, i urge you to take Debian for a spin :)
     
  18. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    w00t. And I'm going Debian for my next upgrade (hopefully this week if my computer gets here).
     
  19. reverse

    reverse hooooooooo

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    :cool:

    Personally I haven't had to modify the TCP/IP stack on my XP box, I'll hit 260 max, which is around the same on my linux box.
     

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