Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 08:12 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Recently we've seen the releases of both Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron' as well as Fedora 9 'Sulphur', to mostly positive reviews. PCWorld Australia decided to pitch these two popular Linux distributions against one another.
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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by rockwell on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 18:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

14s is turtle-slow. My C-64 was ready in 1s.

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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by renox on Wed 4th Jun 2008 05:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

14s is turtle-slow. My C-64 was ready in 1s.

So what?
Your C64 didn't have a multi-tasking OS with memory protection, a modern GUI etc.

Comparison with comparable setup are interesting (BeOS and Linux or Windows have the same features), C64 was different so this comparison is useless.

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RE[6]: Comment by flanque
by helf on Wed 4th Jun 2008 13:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by flanque"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

He was joking ;)

Also, OS/9 booted in just a few seconds on comparable machines to the c64, like the Tandy CoCo 3 or Dragon 64... It was a multitasking Unix-like OS ;)

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