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[News] GNU/Linux the Better Choice, by Design

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Linux Isn't Just Good Ideology -- It's Better Computing

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| There's no way around it: the longer you run a Windows installation, the 
| slower and less responsive it gets. On my year-old dual-boot laptop, I wait 
| longer and longer for Windows to boot, and longer and longer for programs to 
| do what I ask. Meanwhile, my Ubuntu Linux installation, on exactly the same 
| hardware, installed almost as long ago, is as snappy as the day I set it up—
| faster, in fact, as I've tweaked it and geeked it.     
| Thus far, my Linux series has focused on ideology and money. I haven't looked 
| at why Linux is actually a better computing experience. This is meant for 
| beginners, not ubergeeks, so we'll start with something the average person 
| can actually feel: user-end machine performance and maintenance.   
| “To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it,” the saying goes. “To mess 
| up your Windows box, you just need to work on it.” Every time you install 
| something in Windows, whether you know you're installing something or not, 
| the program embeds itself in the guts of your system. Eventually, over time, 
| these little bits build up, like the waxy yellow buildup on the kitchen floor 
| that so traumatized 1950s housewives. Digital junk DNA without function clogs 
| your memory and your drives, slowing down the tasks you really want to do. We 
| geeks call this “cruft,” and I can't define it better that this fun piece 
| does.        


Humor: Clean up your computer



Tomcat Performance: Linux faster than Windows

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| Apache Tomcat is a very common application server in java-based solutions and 
| it is able to run on every platform supported by Sun Java. But which platform 
| delivers most performance and stability; Microsoft Windows or Linux. 
| According to this performance study part 2, Linux significantly outperforms 
| Microsoft Windows.    


Windows vs Linux Benchmarks with Matlab

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| Considering the hardware is identical, that difference is HUGE. And all 
| because of all the screwups Microsoft have made, Vista might well be the 
| biggest! (I should really test Windows XP. I would guess it's about 10-15% 
| faster than Vista, but still 15% or more slower than Linux)   


ATI: Linux vs. Windows Vista

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| Wow! We were completely blown away when our final results came in and the 
| Linux 8.42.3 driver had outperformed Windows Vista with Catalyst 7.10 in 
| Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. It wasn't just a neck-and-neck race but Linux 
| was about 10 frames per second faster when running at 1280 x 1024 and 1680 x 
| 1050.    


SL Speed Showdown: Linux Tops Windoze

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| This was not a scientific study - only a small test which confirmed what I 
| thought I had "felt" already while using Second Life on my new PC. 


[Microsoft MVP] Foray into Feisty Fawn helped me take back my MIPS

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| Long story short - World of Warcraft runs faster under Ubuntu/Wine than 
| natively under Windows XP Professional. 

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