When running Linux (SuSE 9.1, 9.0, 8.2, 8.0, 7.2, 7.0) I find that a fresh install runs Linux fast.
I am running it on 2 machines, 1 Desktop 700 MHz AMD, and second a 750 MHz KDS Intel Laptop.
Everything detects and works great. But after a few months it always slows down and takes several minutes just to boot up and internet speeds suck, and programs start taking forever.
There is plenty of free HD space over 20 GB unused and Memory 512
Now both of these machines are dual booting.
On the Windows side of things Windows is the same as when I installed it. SO I know the hardware is fine.
Is there something on Linux that needs tweaking every few months. I have lived with this for several years on several PC’s. I am able to start out using Linux 95% of the time and slowly I am fading back to Windows just to get the jobs done that I need to.
Any Ideas? Thanks in advance.