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[7]: Good and Bad
by google_ninja on Tue 28th Aug 2007 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Good and Bad"
google_ninja
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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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RE[9]: Good and Bad
by google_ninja on Tue 28th Aug 2007 18:29 in reply to "RE[8]: Good and Bad"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Ok, in no way whatsoever was I bashing Linux, I promise.

My point was that if boot time was in any way an acceptable metric for performance, anything using the standard INIT would give the impression that Linux was less performant then windows, even though the opposite is true. When an ubuntu user chimes in that his boots in about 40 seconds, all I was saying is that ubuntu is an exception, as they redid their init a few versions ago.

This should be obvious to anyone reading the post. However, this is the fourth reply by downright pedantic linux users who feel that I misrepresented their beloved operating system, even though the exact opposite is happening.

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