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    Kernel Compile

    I was just wondering where I would need to go to get info on how to do a custom kernel compile. I have seen a few documents out there, but most were incomplete. I have used Red Hat for a year or so, and honestly, am quite tired of it. I understand that somethings are more of a pain to do in Linux, and that it has a learning curve, and that is no problem. I am more than willing. I simply can't deal with the slow applications any more. I nearly put winbloze back on the machine yesterday, but then my better judgement kicked me in the rump. I have disabled unecessary services, and using 'top' I have no extra items running in the background, yet EVERYTHING takes entirely too long to get started, and it drives me nuts. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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    Re:Kernel Compile

    slackware.com
    its a nice quick distro if you want to get rid of RH, also there is a "book" there that you can read, it has info on kernel compile, once you know what you "need" for your system kernel compiles are a piece of cake. tldp.org is also a great place to find whats what.
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    Thanks for the info. I may have to check out Slack. I have heard good things about it, I have never seen someone use it though. Most of the people I know using *nix (all 3 of them) use Debian, but I have never even looked at that one either...
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    Re:Kernel Compile

    well i am probably the most active member atm, well i cant exactly say that, but me skynet and gaxprels are the most atm. i know two of the three are slack users, i dont know about gaxprels. but yeah, slackware doesnt come bloated, and forces you to learn lots, thats why i think it is the best newbie distro.
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    Re:Kernel Compile

    Yes, for a fast out of the box Distro I would recommend Slackware or Gentoo.

    Slackware is precompiled, while Gentoo you have the option of compiling everything which may make the install process take a day or two. However it will help speed up everything.

    It is also a good idea to start using faster applications. For example if you use Mozilla, try Galeon, or Mozilla-Firebird. See if either of those starts up faster. If you're using Evolution, and only need the e-mail client, then Sylpheed is by far faster.

    The idea here is to use applications that utilize GTK because in almost all cases they run faster. Also applications that do one thing run faster as well. In other words they do what they say, and nothing else. Ex.) Evolution vs Sylpheed.
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