Never use another distro, only LFS for me

Jaqui Greenlees jaqui_greenlees at
Fri Jun 1 00:19:42 PDT 2007

--- Roger Merchberger <zmerch-lfs at> wrote:

> I thought I read "Most applications." Crusoe
> optimizations really do affect 
> most (all?) applications, including web browsing &
> word processing. DVD 
> playing was quite dramatic - Winders couldn't do it,
> and every Linux distro 
> I tried (RedHat, SuSE, Slackware, even DSL) couldn't
> do it without dropping 
> frames, glitchy audio (at best!) and pegging the
> CPU. Under LFS, I was 
> playing full-screen video without a single dropped
> frame, perfect audio, 
> and the CPU utilization was 40-60%... I was running
> PostgreSQL, Apache & 
> ColdFusion serving a few (testing) webpages making
> use of all three, and 
> still couldn't make the A/V skip. ;-)

Other than LFS, the only distro I have seen play dvds
right is one of the new kids on the block, PCLinuxOS.
A really nicely polished new to Linux distro. Out of
the box it has better wireless support than the *buntu
group does. Uses synaptic package manager to front end
rpm and actually handles packages almost like apt
does. It is definately a distro to have handy for
those that want to try Linux, it will convince die
hard windows fans that Linux is worth using.

> But, the batteries are now shot, the LCD's
> backlighting is getting *tired* 
> and so I ordered a dual-core Turion that I'm waiting
> to come in - to see 
> just how schweet LFS will run on *that.* ;-)

LFs is sweet on my AMD AM2 3800+ box, I bet it will
rock on the Turion system.


Jeff Henager: "If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology."


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