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BadMojo
4th May 2009, 08:05 PM
The machine that I converted to linux is an "ex-server". It was running Windows 2000 server for a long time.

When I took it down and converted it to Fedora my intention was (and still is) to have a LAMP dev machine for a couple of php projects that I am I am working on. Previously, I was working on them using windows XAMP (www.apachefriends.org) and Netbeans.

This machine is setup as a PHP/MySql machine and it works pretty darn well, now that I have the networking and drives straightened out.

But I notice that NetBeans and Firefox are slow.

gig of ram, 1.7 celeron, but hwen I have firefox running, its taking nearly all the processor.

Is firefox that much of a hog?

sidebrnz
4th May 2009, 08:32 PM
I suspect that the problem is the fact that you have a celeron processor. As you can see here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeron, celeron processors are often slower than other chips of the same rated speed and, for many applications, should be considered the bargain basement special of chips.

BadMojo
4th May 2009, 08:42 PM
It was a decent server. I picked it up a few years ago in at http://www.dell.com/outlet

I added a couple of SCSI drives and an adaptec and it was fine. THe graphics card is nothing to sing about either - its whatever came on the dell poweredge 600SC

Anything I can do to tweek this a bit for some speed?

sidebrnz
4th May 2009, 08:56 PM
If the graphics card is either nVidia or ATI, install the proprietary drivers. Aside from that, no idea.