[ubuntu-uk] Application responsiveness, Windows and Ubuntu
Jmaes Edward Grabham
jgrabham at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 6 17:21:38 BST 2008
Matthew Wild wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Chris Rowson
> <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> My little boy likes playing various flash based games from children's
>> websites. I find that in Ubuntu, many of these run pretty badly and as
>> this is all he uses my old laptop for, I decided to put Windows XP
>> back onto it to see the if it would make any difference for him.
>> I've just installed Firefox 3 Beta 5, Flash and a Java runtime
>> environment and seen how it runs.
>> Strangely Firefox runs about twice as fast under Win XP than on Hardy
>> (although Hardy is on a laptop which is twice as powerful). Rendering
>> and application response are greatly improved under Windows and Flash
>> content flys.
>> I'm bamboozled to say the least!
>> Are these particular applications created specifically for Windows
>> then ported to Linux? It's wierd, I've tried this on different
>> hardware and find it to be the case on the machines I've tested.
>> I wondered if anyone else has tried this out or have any reasons why
>> it would be so?
> If you are only talking about when flash pages are open, then yes, I
> notice it too. My CPU is constantly at about 10%.
> This is to be expected, Flash is closed-source after all, and you are
> trusting a company that probably doesn't see its Linux user-base as
> significant as the Windows one.
> Can't wait for Gnash to become a real alternative, until then I use
> Flash as little as possible :)
Yeah, I cant wait for gnash to gather speed... Im sick of having to
force 32bit firefox, just so I can go on youtube!
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