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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RE: Other OSes?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 10th Jul 2013 18:43 UTC in reply to "Other OSes?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Unless I misread the article, I think it says that windows 8 is tickless.

Linux has the ability to be tickless as it is by default in RHEL 6, but I think you can still make it tick at compile time.

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