[ubuntu-uk] Application responsiveness, Windows and Ubuntu
davmor2 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 18:38:22 BST 2008
On Sun, 2008-04-06 at 17:21 +0100, Jmaes Edward Grabham wrote:
> 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 :)
> > Matthew.
> Yeah, I cant wait for gnash to gather speed... Im sick of having to
> force 32bit firefox, just so I can go on youtube!
You don't need to with hardy it installs npwrapper which allows 32bit
apps to run inside 64bit so flash and wine both work.
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