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Just curious what you guys see as the fastest operating system out there. In terms of benchmarks I know certain OS's will be better in different areas.

According to what I've seen Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit is the fastest overall, although this is disputable.

Any takers?
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Windows 7, perfection.
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Well i would have to go with Windows7, i love it. But for boot times i would probably go with MacOS.
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post #4 of 19
Linux, although not Ubuntu.

Why? Lower overhead and superior filesystem.


Arch, Gentoo, or Slackware can beat any benchmark set by OSX or Windows with the possible exception of 3d, since linux drivers tend to be inferior to Windows drivers.
    
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
Just curious what you guys see as the fastest operating system out there. In terms of benchmarks I know certain OS's will be better in different areas.

According to what I've seen Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit is the fastest overall, although this is disputable.

Any takers?

...fastest in what?
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
Windows 7, perfection.
nope

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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Linux, although not Ubuntu.

Why? Lower overhead and superior filesystem.


Arch, Gentoo, or Slackware can beat any benchmark set by OSX or Windows with the possible exception of 3d, since linux drivers tend to be inferior to Windows drivers.
Ditto.
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post #8 of 19
My 64bit W7 is fast as hell.

I had an XP 64bit and Vista, W7 64bit utilizies more RAM or close to it but it makes GOOD use of it. Very happy with W7 64bit so far.

Don't know about Linux/Ubuntu.
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Win7
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I have both window 7 and Snow Leopard install on my PC. Both are amazingly fast OS. To me snow leopard run just a little faster than window 7. My biggest issue with snow leopard is drivers, hardware, and software comparability.
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