natwestcup wrote:It looks to me like you need a degree in IT to mess with Linux.
Also Mint seems to run very slowly when compared with Windows is that normal ?
dberg918 wrote: I would've had to buy a new machine just to be able to use it! It is simply a monster that burns through resources like nothing I've ever seen before. (
Care for some memory tuning maybe? Add these lines to the end of your '/etc/sysctl.conf' file:
# Modification of Swappiness according to this URL:
# http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... stcount=43
# '100' swaps at maximum rate = good for slow machines with little RAM
# '0' tries to avoid swapping = good for fast machines with lots of RAM
# Linux Kernel's default value is 60! (this sucks!)
... then reboot so that the changes can take effect (there is a way to activate them without rebooting ... it's just I don't remember it at the moment Laughing )
This should increase the perceived speed of your machine and make things 'snappier' .... it sure as hell did on my systems
Reload them with this command for no reboot:
Remove programs based on Mono (Banshee/Tombo/Incollector/Beagle):
It is a Mono (the reimplementation of Microsoft .NET) application and comes with 3 .exe files, 47 .dll files and 17 .mdb files â€” exactly what you needed to feel "at home" in Linux.
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