Ubuntu 8.10 significantly slower than previous versions
dcolish at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 20:43:48 UTC 2008
>>>"faster than Vista isn't hard, we want it to be faster than XP" because
>>>remember, that's what most people are running. Why would they switch to
>>>Ubuntu if it's going to make their machine slower?
I think performance is a very relative term. Slow for games can be great for
a database. I am a lot more interested in baseline comparisons between
identical systems. I think Ubuntu will make systems faster, but it also make
some systems slower. It depends on what you mean by speed. In any case,
purpose-built will always beat one size fits all.
On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 14:38 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:
> > > Anyway, it does look like linux wins in the end.
> > I do not believe that is a good thing; Just because Gnu/Linux can be
> > faster than windows vista doesn't automatically mean we are serving our
> > users well.
> Yes, the response on /. to "Ubuntu 8.10 is faster than Vista" was
> generally "so what?" One guy said his father in law with a slide rule,
> graph paper, and a pencil was faster than Vista. The consensus was
> "faster than Vista isn't hard, we want it to be faster than XP" because
> remember, that's what most people are running. Why would they switch to
> Ubuntu if it's going to make their machine slower?
> Mackenzie Morgan
> apt-get moo
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