Originally Posted by SectorNine50
Don't be so smug. The kernel's ability to operate the CPU efficiently is huge in terms of application and OS performance on top of it. Different programs can use different instructions sets as well.
It's a 1.2Ghz dual core notebook, the difference between some sort of optimization or not would be very obvious in Flash due it's CPU use.
It's been stated before that it potentially might not be the Kernel, it could simply be that Flash isn't as streamlined on Linux. However, you would think that even if Flash weren't perfect, you'd be able to at least go full screen at 320 on a 1.2Ghz dual core without stuttering.
Realistically probably has to do with the distributions I was trying and my IGP.
Considering flash doesn't access the CPU hardware directly, I'd say that's still logic fail. Flash runs on top of the browser and only recently got hardware acceleration, which was all GPU based. While different programs do use different instruction sets this doesn't apply.
I was just pointing out the logic fail in the statement. Honestly if the CPU code was bad you'd see hiccups in the kernel everywhere, in any application that was using that instruction set. I'm pretty sure it would be posted all over the net, everywhere.
You are right on flash being craptastic on linux, that's Adobe's fault and we've been yelling at them for years.
Originally Posted by Melcar
Goddammit. Dynpm still freezes my laptop. Hoped they had it fixed by now.
Anyway, Flash sucks balls. The garbage is due to Adobe's crappy code and lack of optimizations on their Linux builds. Using hardware acceleration makes it bearable, but it's only VDPAU. Though now that pipe-video has made it into mesa things may get a bit better.
VDPAU in flash? That would be Nvidia only.... I thought flash had hardware acceleration for AMD/Ati users too?
Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk
Lol, that's basically what it boils down to really. Everyone, especially windows, copied Xerox.
No, technically apple stole from Unix. Well a free branch of unix that created the Darwin kernel. That Darwin kernel is now the Darwin kernel that OSX uses. Linux came from Unix as well, though it's kernel was written entirely from scratch by Linus!