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Re: vim speed issue

David Selby wrote:


OK newbe cygwin user here, have read manual + faq ... so not just lept in with a question !

I have a 700MHz PIII 256MB, I have installed cygwin on 98SE.
When running it can seem a little slow, ie "man man" takes 2-3 seconds, vim screen ripples as I scroll up.

In the FAQ it states that upgrades can have speed problems, This is a new install.

Is it a case of cygwin is just another process as far as 98SE is concerned & so only gets a slice of CPU time ? In which case AOK, no probs I can live with it. Or is there something I need to tweak ?

Yes, cygwin proggies are just other processes, just like Windows proggies. Don't know why knowing that would make you feel better about the perceived performance problem. But there you are. :-)

I'd suggest reviewing the text at <>.

Win 9x/Me console output is slow and inefficient, though I think what
you describe is extreme (don't know for sure since I don't use 9x/Me).
It may be a configuration issue.  One way to narrow things down would be
to try rxvt instead of the console Window.  Many on Win9x/Me use this to
avoid the console shortcomings.  Some use it on NT/W2K/XP too. ;-)  See:

  Is there a better alternative to the standard console window?

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