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 26 Workstation x86-64 and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Laptop ASUS X550ZE - APU: AMD Quad Core A10 7400P + Dual Radeon R5 230, R7 M265DX - Memory: 16GB DDR3-RAM - OS: Fedora 26 Design Suite x86-64