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Old 07-17-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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How much the hell does Linux execute faster than Windows

Where and who(organizations)have taken any kind of the efficiecy test in the different computing task?
Old 07-18-2004, 12:13 AM   #2
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i dono, ... but i find some apps in linux (firefox) load up slower then in windows( well longer at least) ... but they hardly ever crash (ok.. well never, and i had like 100+ tabs in a single window open ...... but after a while it got so slow i had to close and reopen it)

for the most part (at least in games), i blame ATI for my slowness problems! (curseid bad drivers!)
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Old 07-19-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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install times:

boot times:

very good artical to read too. you might want to check it out.

yes i have noticed that some programs like OO (open office) and Opera can take longer to open in a heavy GUI, but then i also run it on questionable hardware that is not 100% linux compatable. heck its not even 100% compatable with windows for that matter.

i have also noticed that once i have the programs up and running they are far more stable then under windows, and run faster once they are fired up. but the best thing is when my GUI locks up (and it will from time to time, but no were near as often as my much beefier windows box that is 100% complient hardware) all i need to do is reset the GUI, and not my entire system. my uptime currently on my RH9 box is over 50 days and ive only had to reset my GUI 2 times. that only due to the fact i left Opera open for about 3 weeks straight. everything worked for the most part, but i lost access to seeing the hotkeys added to my desktop, and i lost access to viewing my home dir in the GUI. all of the CLI still worked, gAIM, Y!, Opera, OO, and XMMS all worked perfectly for me.

30sec after resetting the GUI i was back in and all worked just fine.
Old 07-19-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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benchmarks on different Linux systems build different ways can be 100's or percent
different in performance....
ceartain types of calculations depending on what compiler or what compiler flags can even be 1000's of percent different on different linux systems...
So comparisan is pointless even though Winblows is always the same sort of when it doesn't crash.
Linux can either blow the doors off of Windows.. Gentoo gaming system with full prelinking
with the fully trimmed kernel compiled with icc.
or twice as slow as windows (fedora core 2)

the choice is yours
Old 07-20-2004, 12:24 AM   #6
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I just built an LFS system using the beyond LFS book...........
from the "grub" prompt to login is less than 13 seconds!!
faster than any windows I have used!!!


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