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Re: [News] GNU/Linux Graphics Performance Outperforms Windows

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 07 March 2009 12:59 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> ____/ RonB on Saturday 07 March 2009 06:37 : \____
>>> On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:46:02 -0600, Chris Ahlstrom
>>> <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I don't care about these results.  I just feel Linux is a lot peppier
>>>> than Windows for most of what I do, subjectively.
>>> Not only is Linux faster on my laptop computer (dual boots CentOS 5.2 and
>>> XP), but there's also a lot less hard drive thrashing -- and less heat --
>>> and better battery life.
>>> But more importantly, no malware or virus threats -- and the anti-software
>>> is probably part of the reason that XP is slower.
>> Well, you never know...
>    In fact, in excess of 20 Windows Vista features and services are hard at
>    work collecting and transmitting your personal data to the Redmond
>    company.
>    Microsoft makes no secret about the fact that Windows Vista is gathering
>    information. End users have little to say, and no real choice in the
>    matter. The company does provide both a Windows Vista Privacy Statement
>    and references within the End User License Agreement for the operating
>    system. Combined, the resources paint the big picture over the extent of
>    Microsoft's end user data harvest via Vista.
>    . . .
>    Had Enough? I Didn't Think So!
>    Microsoft has an additional collection of 47 Windows Vista features and
>    services that collect user data. However, not all phone home and report
>    to Microsoft. Although the data collection process is generalized across
>    the list, user information is also processed and kept on the local
>    machine, leaving just approximately 50% of the items to both harvest data
>    and contact Microsoft. Still, Microsoft underlined the fact that the list
>    provided under the Windows Vista Privacy Statement is by no means
>    exhaustive, nor does it apply to all the company's websites, services and
>    products.
> Does Windows 7 (Vista SP3) continue this tradition?

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