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 netpython on Tue 28th Aug 2007 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good and Bad"
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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.

My archlinux box see specs below boot in less than 18s. Ofcourse with only what's needed turned on.

cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 12
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
stepping : 0
cpu MHz : 2200.157
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow up ts fid vid ttp
bogomips : 4403.05
clflush size : 64

2.6.23-rc3-gd1caeb02-dirty #3 SMP Sat Aug 25 18:20:07 CEST 2007 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

You will agree 2.6.23 is fairly new:P

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RE[7]: Good and Bad
by MollyC on Tue 28th Aug 2007 18:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Good and Bad"
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That's great but Toshiva HD-DVD players take an awfully long time to boot, and those use Linux.

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RE[8]: Good and Bad
by ichi on Tue 28th Aug 2007 23:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Good and Bad"
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Hence we can deduce that Toshiba sucks at setting up embedded systems.

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