Originally posted by zerojosh
I constantly hear rants and raves of how fast Linux is compared to Windows, but no love here. At this point, I'm wondering if I should keep Windows. Any help would be great. Here's what I'm running:
Fujitsu P-2040 Laptop
- Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 800Mhz
- 384mg RAM
- 60 gig H.D.
- RH8 - W2k
- ATI Rage Mobility - 4mg
Ahh, the ATI Rage mobility is the bottle neck, I think, since 4Meg is a pretty small amount of video RAM (unless main RAM is being shared in some way). Even so, shared RAM is slower, but maybe not noticable provided there is a lot of it.
BTW, the claim that linux is "faster" is, in general, false. What linux provides over and against windows is security (though win2k can be pretty secure), stability (though win2k can be pretty stable), open source development (though win2k is open sourced...NOT!), and did I mention cost?