Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:03 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Benchmarks "We have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu and started a performance comparison of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, but how does the performance of the upcoming Feisty Fawn release compare to that of Fedora 7? In this article we have enclosed benchmarks from Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, Fedora 7 Test 2, and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5. In gaming and desktop benchmarks, which of these Linux distributions is faster?"
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superstoned
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2005-07-07

well, all of it is pretty reproducable here at work. Office 2003, MS Windows XP Media Center edition.

and having 30 windows open is of course horrible on a single desktop, but yes, that can be done. What IS horrible is that it takes word several minutes to become usable after you selected and opened 5 files at the same time... let alone 10 or more. Same with Adobe acrobat.

And the lack of Focus stealing prevention is horrible as well. If you open 5 word files, and word is 'working' on that in the background, it's pretty annoying to read a website - every time it has finished loading a word file, word pops up on the foreground, even when you're typing in firefox or whatever. At least KDE has proper window management - as long as you're actually WORKING in a window, another window doesn't pop up in front. But when you start an app, it DOES. Hard to describe to a windows user, I guess, let me just say it DOESN'T ANNOY THE HELL OUT OF ME. Like windows does.

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stare Member since:
2005-07-06

and having 30 windows open is of course horrible on a single desktop, but yes, that can be done.

Why use single desktop?

What IS horrible is that it takes word several minutes to become usable after you selected and opened 5 files at the same time...

Still cannot understand what's problem with Word? Never heard any complaints from Word power users (myself I'm not) who work with multiple documents.

And the lack of Focus stealing prevention is horrible as well. If you open 5 word files, and word is 'working' on that in the background, it's pretty annoying to read a website - every time it has finished loading a word file, word pops up on the foreground, even when you're typing in firefox or whatever. At least KDE has proper window management - as long as you're actually WORKING in a window, another window doesn't pop up in front. But when you start an app, it DOES. Hard to describe to a windows user, I guess, let me just say it DOESN'T ANNOY THE HELL OUT OF ME. Like windows does.

Tweak UI -> General -> Prevent applications from stealing focus

Many don't try to properly use the scrollwheel anymore (like, for scrolling - in windows, it only works in the active application

My mouse driver has this option, and scrolling in inactive windows does work.

Not over tabs, not over the taskbar, not over the volume icon, not in non-focused apps, and often not even in the focused app - esp in dialogs, you often have to click the scrollbar first. WTF does microsoft think the scrollwheel is made for???)

Well, this features are available with freeware tools, but overall I agree with you that scrolling could be implemented better in explorer.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

I really believe you can work around the many annoyances windows has. By installing freeware (and hoping it doesn't contain spyware), or more-or-less official tools from microsoft, or specific driver options etcetera.

But actually, this is another thing I don't like about Windows - EVERY piece of hardware has it's own options and settings. Some can easilly do things, others have horrible dialogs. Some printers can print 2 to 8 pages on 1, others can't. Apparently, some mouses can scroll inactive windows, others can't.

Well, that won't help me. First because I don't want to spend hours looking for obscure software to fix BASIC functionallity in my OS, second because I don't want to spend hours keeping all these tools up-to-date, look for security fixes etcetera, and last - because I CAN'T do any of it anyway, as I only use windows at work (eg I don't have any rights, I can barely use it...)

Microsoft should fix their operating system, instead of having their users spend their time hunting for tools fixing deficiencies in Windows.

At least software management WORKS on linux, I do remember the Windows 98 time with all these custom tools and all the time spend on managing them and the instability and performance problems they cause... Thank the FOSS community for Package Managers (and some decent operating systems).

You, stare, seem to be a power user (most users just live with these problems, instead of spending time to fix them). Give linux a try, apart from the ocassional annoyances (mostly because microsoft spends a lot of time making interoperability a mess) you'll see it is a lot more mature compared to MS... Just different (it took me a long time to switch, but now I can't even imagine how I could stand the limitation to your computer that is called Windows).

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