Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows "The default timer resolution on Windows is 15.6 ms - a timer interrupt 64 times a second. When programs increase the timer frequency they increase power consumption and harm battery life. They also waste more compute power than I would ever have expected " they make your computer run slower! Because of these problems Microsoft has been telling developers to not increase the timer frequency for years. So how come almost every time I notice that my timer frequency has been raised it's been done by a Microsoft program?" Fascinating article.
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Other OSes?
by panzi on Wed 10th Jul 2013 12:43 UTC
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How does Windows compare to other OSes here? I guess once Linux is really fully tickless (which is still a long way to go) it will be better in this regard, wouldn't it? What about OS X? Also I heard Windows CE is already tickless. Is Microsoft porting this ability to Windows? Is such a ting possible? I don't know much about these things.

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