Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:48 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "In recent weeks and months there has been quite a bit of work towards improving the responsiveness of the Linux desktop with some very significant milestones building up recently and new patches continuing to come. This work is greatly improving the experience of the Linux desktop when the computer is withstanding a great deal of CPU load and memory strain. Fortunately, the exciting improvements are far from over. There is a new patch that has not yet been merged but has undergone a few revisions over the past several weeks and it is quite small - just over 200 lines of code - but it does wonders for the Linux desktop."
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RE[3]: Comment by tetek
by lemur2 on Wed 17th Nov 2010 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tetek"
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This is not a valid conclusion. It says nothing about other OSes, such as Solaris. This only proves that Linux is faster than Windows. This does not prove that Linux is fastest in the world, nor World's best.


That particular case says nothing about other OSes, I agree.

However, then entirity of the Top 500 supercomputers list does have something to say in the arena of the highest of performance, most expensive machines in the world.

Here are the current statistics, Nov 2010

http://www.top500.org/stats/list/36/osfam

Linux has 91.80 % share of this list. Remember that this is the list where only performance matters, and cost is a minor concern, even if it is a consideration at all.

Traditional Unix (such as Solaris would be counted amongst) gets a notable 3.80%. "Mixed" operating systems of various kinds represent 3.2% of the list, and Windows comes in with a 1% share.

Linux has the world's high-performance computing market pretty much cornered. Once could indeed mount a fair case from these figures that Linux is indeed the fastest in the world, and the World's best.

Now, would you like perhaps to look at embedded, or maybe servers? Other OSes do get a bit of a look in there.

Edited 2010-11-17 22:00 UTC

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