Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 17:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Benchmarks Here is the continuation of a series of comparison tests that is without doubt bound to cause a huge amount of controversy: Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux There are performance wins and losses on both sides of the fence, but Ubuntu compares very well with Windows 7, and no doubt these tests indicate a much closer performance comparison than most people would have expected.
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What do you want me to say? I have no idea how your system is setup, all I know is on my systems I notice GUI sluggishness caused by heavy disk IO under Linux, and that this is a known issue with Linux's server centric IO scheduling.

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I was just trying to reproduce the problem here as I've heard of that before but never experienced it myself, hence why I was asking for something else I could try.

If it was just a scheduler issue it should be consistent for everyone (I'm just running lucid lynx, not some tweaked distro), so there has to be something more into it.

I've just checked and turns out my HD is SATA, I'm not sure if that's relevant for this issue.

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