Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Sep 2008 21:33 UTC
Windows A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Acer Aspire One notebook, the variant which came with an Acer-modified version of Linpus Linux. This version was locked-down and difficult to modify, so not too long after I installed Ubuntu, and was reasonably pleased - despite the amount of tweaking it took to get it working. A few days ago, however, I realised Linux wouldn't be ideal for me on my netbook. Due to pragmatic reasons, I'm now running Windows XP.
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RE: optimizations
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 5th Sep 2008 11:12 UTC in reply to "optimizations"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

And disabling prefetch to gain speed? This is a myth:


Not when you're talking SSDs.

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RE[2]: optimizations
by geleto on Fri 5th Sep 2008 11:41 in reply to "RE: optimizations"
geleto Member since:
2005-07-06

Why? Prefetching will write to disk only when you run a new application, or an application that you haven't used for a long time.

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RE[3]: optimizations
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 5th Sep 2008 11:51 in reply to "RE[2]: optimizations"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Why? Prefetching will write to disk only when you run a new application, or an application that you haven't used for a long time.


Common misconception. Prefetch doesn't only check which applications you run, but also how often. At every launch, it writes a little bit to disk. This is not noticeable on normal hard drives, but on these slow SSDs, it adds up. Disabling prefetch makes a noticeable difference.

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