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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?

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.

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?

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