Performance shock (BS)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon May 2 05:11:16 UTC 2005

On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:57:43PM -0500, Tom Adelstein wrote:

> I just accidentally saw the contents of this post and I could not
> believe what I saw. 
> I've been testing desktops for over two years and one half years now and
> to say that Microsoft Windows runs faster than Linux one the same
> configurations is just wrong. 
> If in fact you are experiencing such an aberrant behavior, then you know
> how to tune Windows and don't know how to configure Linux.  
> Otherwise, this thread is a Microsoft disinformation effort. Either way,
> it's despicable. If you don't know enough about Linux to tune up Open
> Office, then you need to do you homework.

There's no need for this kind of tone; I see no indication that the original
post was anything but an honest (though subjective) assessment.

There are a *lot* of variables in this sort of comparison, and so it can be
quite difficult to interpret the results.

 - mdz

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