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Slax Linux Internet Browser Slow Why?


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I download slax linux for my computer teacher because he has on old crap box and just needs somthing to get online in the garage (so he dont mess up his new laptop) But when I tested it on my box (an amd sempron 3000+ 512mb ram 120gb hard drive, etc. The internet ran extremily slow. The rest of the system ran fast with no poblems. (oh can I install the slax live cd to the hard drive?)

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SLAX was never meant for the HD, there are better distro's out there for that task. Given your expirence level I would suggest that you look at Ubuntu simply because of the amount of newbie geared support you can find. Fedora, openSUSE, mandriva are also worth looking at. This will give you a nice windowsy-mac like interface you should be able to use happily after a bit of research, trial & error and "ohfuckit" moments. BACK UP YOUR WORK AND PERSONAL DATA FIRST THOUGH.

If you have an old PC lying around, or can beg/borrow/steal* one you might want to go about it differently and have a look at something like Debian or FreeBSD. These are nowhere near as user friendly as the above, but will teach you a hell of a lot more about how *nix functions as a OS. So why not give both methods a try?

As for your net connection, have you set up your card correctly? And does it spin the CD a lot?

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SLAX was never meant for the HD, there are better distro's out there for that task. Given your expirence level I would suggest that you look at Ubuntu simply because of the amount of newbie geared support you can find. Fedora, openSUSE, mandriva are also worth looking at. This will give you a nice windowsy-mac like interface you should be able to use happily after a bit of research, trial & error and "ohfuckit" moments. BACK UP YOUR WORK AND PERSONAL DATA FIRST THOUGH.

If you have an old PC lying around, or can beg/borrow/steal* one you might want to go about it differently and have a look at something like Debian or FreeBSD. These are nowhere near as user friendly as the above, but will teach you a hell of a lot more about how *nix functions as a OS. So why not give both methods a try?

As for your net connection, have you set up your card correctly? And does it spin the CD a lot?

Not to much spinning almost like the browser delays, it doesnt try to connect for about a minute, rest of the system runs fine

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