I'm running Red Hat 7.3 on my 900Mhz/512Mb RAM/GeForce2Mx system, and compared to Windows, Linux seems extremely sluggish. I'm running very, very little in terms of daemons and background processes. I use KDE 3.0 and Gnome, and the speed issue is present with both. MP3 playback is extremely bad as well - I believe that would be a product of low system resources/capabilities. Anyway, I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks.