Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 17:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Benchmarks Here is the continuation of a series of comparison tests that is without doubt bound to cause a huge amount of controversy: Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux There are performance wins and losses on both sides of the fence, but Ubuntu compares very well with Windows 7, and no doubt these tests indicate a much closer performance comparison than most people would have expected.
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Responsiveness still sucks, try copying a few gigabytes of small files and watch Ubuntu Lucid lock up and become almost unusable. The problem is that there is no synergy between the kernel/X/GNOME/Nautilus so the IO Scheduler starves them of bandwidth. Switching to the deadline IO scheduler doesn't really help either.

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