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What points are slower by 15%?

I think it's just all relative.

How are cross-platform benchmarks relative? Windows is just slower in CPU-demanding tasks.
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post #52 of 89
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Originally Posted by OATKE577 View Post

What points are slower by 15%?

I think it's just all relative.

How are cross-platform benchmarks relative? Windows is just slower in CPU-demanding tasks.
Sometimes they have to be written/compiled differently for one.
post #53 of 89
Linux is a better platform in terms of performance... it is yet to see a vast amount of accessory programs such as office, and other add-on features that windows and even apple os have which aside from the 'current' big two apple/microsoft also have guis' that people are familiar with.... but only because they have not experienced what they can, should and soon will~!
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I'm thinking its tough as an end user to make a fair comparison because this article is comparing Linux vs Windows kernels. Maybe the closest fair comparison that exists might be Windows Server 2012 (Since you can still remove much of the overhead and run it command line only) vs any modern Linux Server Distro. I've have no experience with those OS's but I've tried Linux Distro's like PuppyLinux and it's amazing the type of performance it can provide on lowend hardware while still supporting modern features. That said, I find that with many of the Full Desktop Distro's like Ubuntu 13 - all the bloat is back and it losses any speed advantages it had over Win8. Of course Linux makes it easy to customize your experience and remove much of the bloat compared to Win8, I'm just saying: It's surprising how quickly the advantages of having an optimized kernel can disappear.
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I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read this thread. The enthusiast community about crapped a cow when Microsoft made an interface change and now people think they should re-write the basis of the core?
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I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read this thread. The enthusiast community about crapped a cow when Microsoft made an interface change and now people think they should re-write the basis of the core?

You noticed that, too? lachen.gif

I bet if Microsoft did a complete re-write for 9, the same people who made a huge stink about just the UI change in Windows 8 would make stupid "Boycott Windows 9" clubs, and go in to every Windows 9 thread and complain about how they broke compatibility and are going to stick with their "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" version of Windows 7/8. I can totally envision that future.
 
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post #57 of 89
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IOS's but I've tried Linux Distro's like PuppyLinux and it's amazing the type of performance it can provide on lowend hardware while still supporting modern features. .

puppy linux is ridiculous i had it running on a crapola atom net book and you could click on firefox and it had loaded before the button on the mouse had lifted off its micro switch redface.gif
post #58 of 89
Why do people even pit Linux against Windows? You just.. can't compare them..
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post #59 of 89
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Why do people even pit Linux against Windows? You just.. can't compare them..

 

You can compare the kernels, which is exactly what this article is about.

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How do you define fine? I can't picture in my head Windows 7 running fine on that machine at all.

It runs fine on my Sempron 2800+ with 1.25GB of DDR and a GeForce FX6200... As long as you don't push it to do lots of things at once, it works just fine.

As in, you are on Chrome, and minimize it, open Office, work a bit on it, save your work, minimize it, and so on. Don't try opening Chrome, Office and playing some music all together. It just won't happen biggrin.gif
   
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