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Old 12-06-2002, 01:18 PM   #1
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Smile Truly Sad, well Good for us


I have just compleated setting up my cdburner in my linux system, and it wasn't nearly as hard as everyone online makes it sound, it took me about 1.5 hours, and I am by far not that good on linux yet.

Now the reason for my post is I am buring cd's and I was looking at the cpu useage with top and noticed it is only using at most 4% to burn a cd, (burning at 8x ) On this same system it was using about 60% in windows, its amazing to me how much more efficient linux is with these things.

Just a little rant I guess.
 
Old 12-06-2002, 01:57 PM   #2
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i have yet to burn a cd in either windows or linux, simply because I don't have one. but from what I've heard, linux burned CDs are less apt to turn out to be bad burns. from what I've hear.
 
Old 12-06-2002, 02:33 PM   #3
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I haven't had a single disc go bad on me under linux yet. On the same computer in windows I had to close everything non-essential, and even disable my screen saver and still about half of them got pooched. I'm not sure if it is because of windows bloat, or if it is because Nero sucks. Moot point now I guess. . .
 
Old 12-06-2002, 03:41 PM   #4
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Actually I have tried nero, easy cd creator, prassi and a couple others in windows and they all pretty much have problems, the only ones that I could trust in windows are the burners that have underrun protection.
 
Old 12-06-2002, 11:49 PM   #5
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Nero does have buffer underrun protection. . .on the discs I burned (past tense) with nero that didn't pooch I would get a message at the end that said "buffer underrun was avoided 37 times" or something rediculous. With x-cd-roast it tells me "buffer underrun protection was not used". So go figure.

Perhaps Linux just does a better job of talking to hardware than M$.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 12:01 AM   #6
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Perhaps Linux just does a better job of talking to hardware than M$.
:: sniggers ::

from what I've seen, linux does a better job of everything than windows. well, games aren't as well supported, but that's not the community's fault.

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