i recently replaced my laptop's ubuntu 7.10_x64 with F8_x64 and although everything is running fine i did notice that the system has a very high idle load (>0.5) and that memory usage when idle is >1.3gb. On my previous installations (ubuntu, arch, debian) the idle load was always around 0.00 or 0.01 and memory usage no more then 500mb.
I already disabled all services that I do not use, which imho are waaay to many (bluetooth, card readers, smotl, first boot, etc. it is way too much for a default install imho). I even read some F8 guides, perfect desktop thingies and stuff to improve the default setup but it still isnt the fastest kid on the block.
Is this normal behaviour? I remember from F7_x64 that it was one of the faster distros on my laptop but F8 feels rather sluggish, the boot time is no where on par with arch or even opensuse 10.3 either. I do have SElinux enabled but on F7 that didnt give me this much of a performance penalty.