Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:50 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The study described in the following article was done by Mirosoft, so run to the kitchen and get some grains of salt. "Microsoft's Linux and open-source lab on the Redmond campus has been running some interesting tests of late, one of which was looking at how well the latest Windows client software runs on legacy hardware in comparison to its Linux competitors. The tests, which found that Windows performed as well as Linux on legacy hardware when installed and run out-of-the-box, were done in part to give Microsoft the data it needed to effectively "put to rest the myth that Linux can run on anything." Do with the results as you please, but the topic is interesting nonetheless. What are your experiences?
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by helf on Sun 8th Jan 2006 06:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Celver Writing!!"
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as he said before... Something is terribly wrong. XP should not be 'painfully slow' on that original setup. Heck, my laptop is a toshiba 3110ct... 366mhz p2 with 128mb of ram. and its running xp decently. xp uses about 45megs on boot. I even use firefox on it ;)

I suppose it comes down to how much you know about your given OS. I can tweak the heck out of XP but I do not kno anywhere near as much for any given linux distro. Altho i do try ;)

This whole Linux distro A vs Windows version B is getting REALLY annoying.

Look, learn more about your OS of choice and stop bickering. It's retarded.

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