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Internet radio stations comparing 32 and 64 bit cpus

Posted 08-15-2010 at 06:01 AM by caieng
Updated 08-15-2010 at 07:17 AM by caieng (change numbers to letters, in accord with the text...)

15 August 2010
Purpose:
Some senior forum members will remember that in olden times, we listened to radio, using devices which had rather simple knobs for power on/off and tuning, to select the radio station of our choice. This study attempts to compare several Linux distributions with the aim of identifying the best distributions available, for music enthusiasts, who wish to tune in to the world's music, without having to sit at a keyboard, typing earnestly, instead of doing whatever
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some data

Posted 06-30-2010 at 08:44 PM by caieng

just a beginning, as I try to get the hang of this blog business...

Test computer: 1999 Socket 370, PIII 1.1 GHz, 0.5MB RAM

distro................boot(seconds)....shutdown (seconds)

Mandriva.....................114................30
Puppy 4.3.2.................56.................10
PCLinuxOS KDE 4.4.3....107..............29
PCLinuxOS LXDE...........98................28
Zenwalk 6.4..................80................30
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first entry: measuring times for streaming audio

Posted 06-16-2010 at 06:41 AM by caieng

My next post will address the question of the best distro out there, for OLD computers. By old, I mean PIII, with half a gigabyte of RAM, i.e. motherboard/cpu 8-15 years of age.

My test machines, three in quantity, all employ the same testing algorithm, designed to address this question:

Which distro is best suited, among OLD computers, for playing streaming audio, in any one of three different, non-proprietary formats:

mp3
aaCPlus
OGG...
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