Well i installed Gentoo 4 years ago and I needed almost a week to setup it. Too much time. But I have it all these years up to date, without more problems than the other distros and without the need to install the new version every 6 months or so on and the compilation takes place when I'm asleep or away. And about security, well Gentoo isn't infamous for that. Also easy of use is something I really don't care, I don't use gui tools in general. That's the good with linux, you choose what is better for you rather than have someone other who chooses what is better for everyone.Your also ignoring the fact that benchmarks provide an extremely specific example of what makes one OS better than another. Gentoo might be slightly faster than Ubuntu in respect to how quickly it runs, but thats a moot point if the extra time spent maintaining, emerging and compiling on a Gentoo system outweighs the speedup it provides. Things like ease of use, maintainability, software support, and security should be more important to choosing a system than how quickly it compiles a program (a feature only used by programmers).
But that's a totally different thing
If we want to compare systems and OSes we could begin a conversation and don't finish until the day kernel 126.96.36.199 is out. Here we have benchmarks a nd benchmarks show numbers which are bigger or lower than other numbers. And the benchmarks till now show that Linux is faster than anything else.
Last edited by Apopas; 05-18-2009 at 06:57 PM.
these kernel benchmarks would suggest. My brain suffered a regression and forgot about kernel used despite the fact even being mentioned in the article as the likely culprit for Linux's lower marks.
As others have mentioned we can probably throw out the graphics performance (again because of regressions) and just say we haven't seen a "real" test yet. What would a "real" graphics test for Linux be anyway? An evil blob contest?
In this case I prefer to see Intel open source drivers, but if you use blobs Linux probably won't loose here. Don't be so smart if you're talking about regressions, because there's a lot of them on other OS'es. It seems you never used nvidia blobs master, so you wouldn't say "again, because of regression" with such spite. The same about many other binary blobs.As others have mentioned we can probably throw out the graphics performance (again because of regressions) and just say we haven't seen a "real" test yet. What would a "real" graphics test for Linux be anyway? An evil blob contest?
Last edited by kraftman; 05-19-2009 at 04:24 AM.
Yes but it has 30 fps even if the GPU is capable to produce even more because 30 fps are enough, the matter is to not drop bellow that cap. In general is good to have over 50 FPS so in a "heavy" map or when there are a lot of guys around the fps to drop down to 30 and not less. It is similar with the movies, the human eye is satisfied when the frame rate is 23 and more and it sees the movement as continuous. For that mericans use 23 fps and Europeans 25. Try to watch a movie in less than 20 fps for example, it will be like a slideshow and to play a shootemup at 16-20 FPS maximum it is going to be like a turn based game. Shoot and wait the other to make his movement :P
Last edited by Apopas; 05-19-2009 at 11:18 AM.