speed of FC5 vs next Ubuntu

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Thu Apr 20 03:54:49 UTC 2006

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Ingemar Nilsson wrote:

> "D. Hugh Redelmeier" <hugh at mimosa.com> writes:
>> Not a very analytical statement.  Does anyone know if this is true?
>> If so, why?

There are a lot of variables that can affect the perception of whether a 
gui is fast/responsive... Without some formality in testing and benchmark 
methodoly, it's all speculation.

A perception of differing resonsiveness is not the most overt difference I 
notice when going back and forth between my laptop, which is presently 
running ubuntu and my desktop which is running fc4/x86_64, which again 
means nothing (the hardware is wildly different albeit relativly modern in 
both cases).

> One question that comes to mind is this: Does Ubuntu support SELinux? If
> yes, was it enabled? If no, did they turn it off in FC5 too?
> I have read that FC5 is noticeably slower with SELinux enabled than with
> SELinux disabled, almost to the point that the speed improvement in Gnome
> 2.14 is wholly consumed by SELinux. I have SELinux disabled on my home
> computer, and it is much faster than FC4 (also with SELinux
> disabled). Login from GDM to a usable Gnome desktop takes about two
> seconds, and starting Firefox takes less than one second.
> Regards
> Ingemar

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