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slickhare 11-19-2006 03:20 PM

What makes Linux faster than Windows?
 
when i browse with Puppy, pages load sooooooo much faster than on windows. what causes it to be so much better? is it just inate in the coding of the system or is there something i have to do to maintain this speed?

petespin27 11-19-2006 03:26 PM

In the case with Puppy, it runs completely in RAM, so you do not have any hard disk access, and it will naturally be faster. Assuming that you have enough system RAM, you should have to do nothing.

Also, Puppy, is a more lightweight distro, and does not have extra 'stuff' bogging it down. Winders on the other hand, usually will have an anti-virus running in the background, and there are a myriad of other competing processes, depending on your system, slowing things down.

slickhare 11-19-2006 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by petespin27
In the case with Puppy, it runs completely in RAM, so you do not have any hard disk access, and it will naturally be faster. Assuming that you have enough system RAM, you should have to do nothing.

Also, Puppy, is a more lightweight distro, and does not have extra 'stuff' bogging it down. Winders on the other hand, usually will have an anti-virus running in the background, and there are a myriad of other competing processes, depending on your system, slowing things down.

i installed puppy on my hard disk though, does it still run in ram completely? and do i have to do anything to keep it fast in this case?

JimBass 11-19-2006 04:01 PM

No, if you installed it to your hard drive then it does write to the drive. It will maintain that speed without doing anything. Welcome to the unburdened world!

Peace,
JimBass

chrism01 11-20-2006 12:24 AM

Also, Unix/Linux is designed as a set of co-operating but independent processes, not as tightly integrated/dependent as in MS.
This means you can install just the min SW you need to get the job done.

Nylex 11-20-2006 12:57 AM

Bit OT, but slickhare, you might want to fix your typo in post #3.


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