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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby Ainer on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:56 pm

I don't really care for these type of topics, but here are some real metrics (and not just anecdote) for anyone that cares.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... 7_ws&num=1
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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby libssd on Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:29 pm

Thanks for providing a link to data rather than opinion. I was somewhat surprised at the disk performance, which is probably the area (after boot time) where real world performance differences are most noticeable.
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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby JonM33 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:58 pm

Ainer wrote:I don't really care for these type of topics, but here are some real metrics (and not just anecdote) for anyone that cares.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... 7_ws&num=1


Yes, I agree that Linux is worlds better at file transfers.

OpenGL benchmarks are moot as they are highly dependent upon the drivers, which isn't a fault of Linux.
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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby randomizer on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:51 pm

NTFS is too damn old.
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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby fbobraga on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:57 pm

Ainer wrote:Yes, I agree that Linux is worlds better at file transfers.
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Yeap, I agree too. But it's almost the opposite when the comparation comes to GUI responsiveness: there isn't X.org in the middle of it, in the Microsoft world :P
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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby JonM33 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:13 pm

randomizer wrote:NTFS is too damn old.


Yes, it hasn't been updated since Windows XP.
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Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Postby jesica on Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:03 am

When people at work are board and start dowwnloading games and the Windows pc get virusses, it can get very slow, and Firefox is a slow brower overall, get LXDE and Opera, Linux can get really fast then :mrgreen:
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