Contributed by jose on from the performance dept.
"Ok. Here is the deal. I recently installed a copy of Red Hat 8.0 onto my workstation computer, simply for because I could. I was astonished to find out how much faster X Windows, as well as Red Hats bloated bluecurve desktop environment ran on my computer, as compared to how X Windows and fluxbox window manager ran when running OpenBSD."
"Mozilla ran faster, xmms played smoother, it was like two completly different worlds. Now, after feeling guilty about running RedHat on my workstation for more than a week, I am on a pursuit to find tips/hints and solutions to speed up OpenBSD for X Windows, and more generalized everyday web browsing/audio-video usuage. My question to the OBSD Journal viewers, is what tips and tricks does everyone use and implement to make OBSD work better on the desktop?Personally, I haven't had any troubles getting my OpenBSD laptops to run smoothly, but I'm not pushing the limits (or maybe I just don't know any better). Any advice from the community on this one?
For the record, my workstation computer is:
MSI KT3 Ultra Mobo
AMD XP 1800+
256 Megs DDR333 RAM
Maxtor 7200 RPM 30 GIG UDMA133
Nvidia TNT2 M64 32 Meg AGP 4X
Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer"
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