My most important problem in using Fedora Linux is the slow execution of most software in this operating system.
Processes such as Gnome Control Center, Nautilus (Files), EarTag, Extensions, etc. run painfully late.
My Computer informations :
Model : Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP31-DS3L
Firmware Version : FDc
Memory : 4.0 Gib
OS Name : Fedora Linux 39 ( Workstation Edition )
Processor : Intel Core (TM2) Quad Q8400 x 4
OS Type : 64-bit
Graphics : NVA8
Gnome Version : 45.1
Disk Capacity : 512.1 GB ( SSD “Silicon-power company” )
Windowing System : Wayland
Linux Kernel : Linux 5.6.11-300.fc39.x86_64
By slow running, I mean that after clicking on the software icon in the menu, it takes several seconds to find a trace of the software.
I have not put any software in the startup and also the processor processes as well as the amount of RAM are normal:
I’m not sure if that’s the only cause, but your HW specs are on the lower end - 4GB of ram, CPU and GPU are old (NVA8 was released in 2007). And the disk - is it solid state or HDD ? That all combined might be causing slow start…
The slowdown you describe is typical of a failing disk, so it is important to check the “health” of the drive and make backups of important data if there signs of failing attributes. Upgrades or fresh installs involve intensive disk I/O and can push an old drive over the edge. The Gnome Disks app has “SMART Data & Self-tests” in the 3 vertical dots menu at the upper right.
You didn’t mention which apps are slow. Your CPU and memory are at the minimum requirements for current Linux distros, so you won’t get snappy performance from resource intensive applications. Many people are, however, happily using similar hardware with text-mode editors and email in a terminal window.
This is relatively low resource requiring app.
In addition to @gnwiii suggestion to check disk health, you can also turn off animations. This might help or at least it would indicate that the sum of your HW resources is insufficient:
Easiest is to swap in an SSD, this will leap you up a LOT. Used ones that are newer than 2 years or so are fine.
Additionally to other recommendations, afaik XFCE, LXDE, LXQt or Window managers would suit that low end hardware better.
Fedora also has a Sway spin, which unlike those resource-saving Desktop environments, with veery slow updates and basically ancient technology, uses Wayland. I havent used it though, it may be less convenient than a regular Desktop environment