Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st May 2008 08:05 UTC, submitted by Mohammed Saleh
Benchmarks Several open source applications are available on both Linux as well as Windows. This gave Mohammed Saleh the idea of comparing the performance of various of these applications on both Ubuntu 8.04 as well as Windows XP SP3, to see which of the two performed better with certain applications. The results were rather interesting.
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by Brunis on Wed 21st May 2008 10:28 UTC
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Obviously this has alot to do with what is installed and configured on a base system. I think Desktop oriented linux distributions should spend alot more resources on kernel patches and configuration to make it optimal for KDE/Gnome response time. What i'm seeing is instead the different distro's fighting to release the latest x alpha version of software y. I need a solid responsive desktop, not a CFS based kernel with alpha 2 of openoffice on beta 5 of Gnome 3.8 or whatever!

This alpha software race is destroying Linux' credibility on the Desktop.. and as i mentioned in a previous comment .. makes Linux NOT 'Ready for the Desktop'!

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