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Originally Posted by codejunki View Post
Folding.
bigadv on linux > windows smp.
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post #42 of 64
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Or should I show you where distributed computing using Windows PCs puts every supercomputer to shame?
Distributed computing transcends operating systems. I can run Folding@Home on my Linux machine.
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post #43 of 64
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I think Linux has lost the race on the Client Side, clearly....

Server & High End computer though, obviously they remain a shining star, for now...

I see a war going on currently, Linux & Microsoft fighting Apple for a piece of the Mobile & Phone market pie...

I see Apple's domination giving them time to focus on creating new things, and focusing on other things...

I see Apple as the new Innovator, Microsoft as a copycat trying to continue it's legacy, and Linux as the free cloud trying to materialize in other markets, though they have been only successful in Enterprise so far, of course being a free OS, that's a bad thing too!

Maybe Linux will be the system of choice for other companies wanting to make new stuff...

I don't know the future for Linux, Microsoft, or Apple, but I'm positive Linux will be there, always...
Edited by _GTech - 6/21/11 at 9:55pm
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post #44 of 64
The worlds fastest are the most specialized. They are built to do tasks that most people wouldn't even bother on slower end hardware. They aren't the "fastest" at all tasks, they probably could pull no more FPS then a $2'000 machine.

Surely, if MS, OSX, and other distros saw a large enough market in it they would probably attempt to compete.
post #45 of 64
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Unfortunately this is true. I figured my new 6950 would have no prob running advanced graphics on Ubuntu... Yeah I was wrong. Still trying to figure it out.
Phoronix doesn't seem to have issues with the 6950 in this review. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nhd_6950&num=1

Even dated yesterday actually.
    
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post #46 of 64
If you're trying to teach a idiot Linux.
Give them a distro like Elementary OS.
It's almost Windows like.
post #47 of 64
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The worlds fastest are the most specialized. They are built to do tasks that most people wouldn't even bother on slower end hardware. They aren't the "fastest" at all tasks, they probably could pull no more FPS then a $2'000 machine.

Surely, if MS, OSX, and other distros saw a large enough market in it they would probably attempt to compete.
The high end market only uses one Operating System so no, there isn't much profit to be made there, none really considering they mainly use Linux on most servers as well..

Hardware though, whoosh, that's where the money is to be made on the Enterprise side...

On the Client Desktop both hardware & software business are profitable...

But when you go to the mobile market things change yet again!

Phones, well these are pretty much preloaded, same with tablets, though you can pay for apps, again, not much money in software there...

Laptops are close to desktops now..

Netbooks are dying...

and if there was any where else to make money, it would be in fixing these micro computers flowing from the factories.. (No Thanks!)

I'm happy computing behind a custom desktop, like forever...

If I need a server I'll use the cloud, tyvm goodbye...
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post #48 of 64
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Originally Posted by Xaero252 View Post
Too bad most of those distributed computing numbers also include a large chunk of farms running primarily linux for higher number crunching values. You know, since linux is also better at distributed computing. (Yes, even GPU computing is done better in linux, with a ghetto hack for compatibility with a windows client - its even faster when its running non-native code.)
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If you mean F@H, then why do I get 2k PPD extra when I fold SMP on Linux than on Windows? Not to mention, it's also got Linux and Mac PCs in there as well.

Windows is inefficient in how it handles multiple cores.
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Distributed computing transcends operating systems. I can run Folding@Home on my Linux machine.
Guys, I wasn't saying Linux is slower than Windows or not capable of distributed computing, but rather trying to contrast the article that made it sound like Linux is the only way to go for big computing.




Subtract the OSX, Linux, and PS3 FLOPS from the total and it brings a grin to your face when you compare the number to the Tianhe-1A's 2.6 petaFLOPS.
 
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post #49 of 64
I've always had a copy of ubuntu on my laptop because it runs minecraft better. I've tried on my new build but the graphics driver won't work and to be honest, I don't really need it. Windows does everything I need. Linux has lots of cool stuff to play with, but thats about as far as it goes for me.
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gimp dose it all
Uh... WHAT?! Gimp is trash. It's a slight step above MSPaint and doesn't even hold a candle to Photoshop Elements, let alone full-blown 64-bit Photoshop.
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