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#1 Goodspeed

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:44 PM

I have Linux Mint 9 KDE installed in XP along with W7 Ult.......I find Mint sluggish dragging while using FF.....though have a good WEI rating of W7 on this machie....do I need to install same codecs/ packages?

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:46 PM

What are your specs?

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:49 PM

CPU T7200 Core Duo, 4 GB RAM, 256 Nvidia Video, 72K HD.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:32 PM

What version of Firefox do you have?

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:30 PM

FF 3.6.6

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:43 PM

Try updating it via the update manager. More then likely you are behind on your updates.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:15 AM

Goodspeed----From your first post it seems you used WUBI to install Mint.

QUOTE FROM: http://linux.about.com/od/dist/gr/dstwubi.htm
The Wubi installation will give you a real Linux system, not an emulation. However, the Linux file system is implemented as one large file instead of separate partitions. That is why it may run somewhat slower than a regular installation, especially if your hard disk is severely fragmented. But it also avoids the hassles and risks associated with changing your hard disk partitions.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:26 PM

Correct using the WUBI.

What is the correct install procedure...partitioning & files systems for a Mint 9 or Ubuntu 10.10?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:30 PM

I would still highly recommend updating your linux install via the Linux Mint Update Manager.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:48 AM

Correct using the WUBI.

What is the correct install procedure...partitioning & files systems for a Mint 9 or Ubuntu 10.10?

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Hi Godspeed
I think these basic partitioning guides may help:

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2010/05/26/manual-disk-partitioning-guide-for-linux-mint-9-and-ubuntu-10-04/

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2010/10/12/ubuntu-10-10-manual-disk-partitioning-guide/

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:42 PM

I have Ubuntu 10.04 lts installed alongside XP on an older Dell Dimension 3500, I also found that my FF was running slow and sluggish both in xp and linux. So off to Chromium on linux and google chrome on Xp it was for me and all my performance issues disappeared :thumbsup: . I dunno I'm biased I've never like ff :crazy:

Edited by Barajiqal, 17 November 2010 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:35 AM

I too find Firefox slightly slower than Chrome.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:01 AM

I too find Chrome better of the rest..IE, FF, Opera.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:48 AM

Chrome takes up many processes, and when you use it a lot you will start to experience issues such as page loads and issues with cookies. I tried Chrome for about a week due to Firefox memory leaks, and shortly after I changed back to Firefox. Chrome just isn't up to par with Firefox when it comes to handling multiple tabs and high demand use.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

:thumbup2: You noticed the same thing I did Dan. I'm gonna give Safari a whirl and pray FF4 fixes some of the leaks. Opera and me didn't agree.

Edited by BlackSpyder, 18 November 2010 - 05:13 PM.

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