Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 00:28 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Windows Robert Love, a famous Linux kernel hacker, has written a blog entry with his thoughs on the recently posted Vista's network slowdown issue and the explanation given by Mark Russinovich: "Unlike DPCs, however, the Linux parallel does not consume nearly half of your CPU. There is no excusable reason why processing IP packets should so damagingly affect the system. Thus, this absolutely abysmal networking performance should be an issue in and of itself, but the Windows developers decided to focus on a secondary effect."
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Confirmation
by KenJackson on Wed 29th Aug 2007 01:02 UTC
KenJackson
Member since:
2005-07-18

Linux can achieve high utilization of a GigE network interface with only minimal CPU usage.
... [While Windows has]
absolutely abysmal networking performance
...

This very specific difference between GNU/Linux and Windows only confirms the gut feelings I have and makes me appreciate all the more the skill and devotion of all those that have made it possible for me to enjoy using my favorite OS.

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RE: Confirmation
by sbergman27 on Wed 29th Aug 2007 03:07 in reply to "Confirmation"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

In the long run, I think you are right. Living through the short-term can be a bit aggravating, though. ;-)

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