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Re: Linux users want better desktop performance (Screw data. Prioritize code)



On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Valent Turkovic
<valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Alex de Jong <alexander dejong home nl> wrote:
>> That's why I switched to FluxBox. Damn ugly, but fast.
>> I don't need the fancy blinking windows, sliding menu's or whatever,
>> But I see your problem: things like BlackBox tend to get too ugly/unhandy
>> fast...
>
> At work I need access to Exchange 2007 server and untill new Gnome
> comes out with MAPI support I have to run Outlook under windows under
> Virtualbox.
>
> The strange thing is that Firefox was running much faster under
> virtual machine than one running natively under Linux! I couldn't use
> native Firefox because somehow it would crawl... until I enabled these
> new options I saw recommended (vm.swappiness=1 and
> vm.vfs_cache_pressure=50). Now native running Firefox is as fast as
> one under virtual machine and I can finally use Firefox on Linux
> desktop...
>
> Any comments?
>
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How about a new app: "system-config-performance"? Which would allow
you to pick from several preconfigured profiles depending on your
needs or the option to customize those settings.

Just an idea.

Richard


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