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Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: Gor my new Mini with Ubuntu... abysmally slow and unstable! - 11-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Well, I'm running Vista on my 8-core machine, and it runs faster than XP on that particular set of hardware. (My desktop build log is located at http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...uild-tyan.html if you are interested) So yeah, my experience with Vista is that it actually sped up performance. Plus I like the directory structure and some of the other innovations.
However, if the performance isn't that much better than XP on the Mini 9, I was also considering using some carpc hacks to get my boot time down. With XP I can integrate some XPe features such as HORM, EWF, and MinLogin. How nice would it be to have your netbook booting into a useable Windows environment in 5 seconds?
If I go with the XP quickboot option, I'll write a tut as well. Unfortunately I can't try both as my access to an external ODD is very limited, and I can't afford to buy one at the moment. I might put a quickboot XP on a flash drive if I can find a spare one. Anyway I have a day or two to decide before I get an ODD, so I'll keep thinking on it.
PS.... I am definitely going to be remapping the ; to the ' key and vice versa. Who thought moving the ' and " to a hard to reach key was a good idea? It gets used so much more than : and ;
Plus I can probably swap the actual key as well as they look to be the same size.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: Got my new Mini with Ubuntu... abysmally slow and unstable! - 11-29-2008, 12:29 PM
Well, everything is working now. The new version I cooked tonight seems to be the sweet spot. Looks like I accidentally removed a component that handled WLAN handshaking, but the description said WAN... Last I can recall, that meant Wide Area Network, but that might have changed since wireless networking is more common now. Anyway, this sort of trial and error is exactly what needs to be done in order to save less experienced users the hassle. I'll start on the tutorial tomorrow, as I need to get some sleep for work. Then we can move all this info over to the Vista forum where it belongs.
In the meantime, I want to cross check driver info with you, Jeff.
I slipstreamed the isolated drivers from your Vista thread. but the Video and Synaptic drivers won't install, so I used the M9 XP Video driver and the M12 Synaptic driver directly from Dell's site. I also have Bluetooth, but I chose to use the hacked drivers found here (http://mydellmini.com/forum/hacked-blue ... -t155.html), as it supposed to offer a performance boost.
Oh, and I have 5GB used with only Firefox installed. I have yet to run ccleaner, or do any other tidying, so we'll see how low I can get that. Looks like your install is smaller... but like I said, I am also using Ultimate, and have kept a few features that might not be necessary.
Update: I checked, and Ultimate does in fact carry about 1GB worth of extra features more than Home Premium. I could remove these features as well, so I might do one more build. Even so, I don't need to that to start on the tut.
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