Re: Fedora 9 with poor performance
Fedora 9 is under EOL because it is no longer supported. It is best to get Fedora 13 which is the latest version.
The reason about possible poor performance on Fedora 9 is probably due to multiple running services, lack of hardware acceleration.
Desktop CPU: AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 Processor 940 AM2+ - Memory: 8GB DDR2-RAM - GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 v2 - OS: Fedora 18 Spherical Cow x86-64 and Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Laptop Toshiba Satellite C650D - OS: Fedora 19 Schrödinger's Cat (preview release) x86-64 and Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit