Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:21 UTC
Windows A curious network performance reduction noticed by many Windows Vista users of the 2CPU forum that became the talk of Slashdot last week has been identified as having been caused not by DRM, as Slashdot users expected, but by a curious prioritization 'feature' of Vista that's intentionally biased toward Media Player at the expense of network and system resources.
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RE[6]: Good and Bad
by chris_dk on Tue 28th Aug 2007 16:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good and Bad"
chris_dk
Member since:
2005-07-12

On a modern rig, XP boots in under 20 seconds, while a new linux can take upwards of a minute to a minute and a half, even though the throughput on linux is much higher then xp.

Booting Ubuntu 6.10 takes 39 seconds on my Pentium III laptop.

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RE[7]: Good and Bad
by google_ninja on Tue 28th Aug 2007 16:27 in reply to "RE[6]: Good and Bad"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Ubuntu redid their INIT process to make it more XP like, so it is a bad example. I was referring to the older init, where services loaded sequentially rather then concurrently.

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RE[8]: Good and Bad
by bornagainenguin on Tue 28th Aug 2007 18:20 in reply to "RE[7]: Good and Bad"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

How is Ubuntu not a Linux distro if they use a different INIT process setup, even if it was allegedly inspired by the way Microsoft does it?

--bornagainpenguin

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