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Does anybody have any ideas on the above subject? I am running F@H on Ubuntu 5.04 (64 bit) for the moment with an AMD64 Athlon with 1Gb RAM and a ...
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    Why does Win XP run F@H faster than Linux?


    Does anybody have any ideas on the above subject?
    I am running F@H on Ubuntu 5.04 (64 bit) for the moment with an
    AMD64 Athlon with 1Gb RAM and a 120Gb SATA HDD. Windows has completed 10 work units in little over an hour whilst it is taking Linux on average 25-30 mins to process one.

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    Uh?! 10 works units in a hour? That's impossible...
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    Yes my mistake 10 of whatever the work units are divided

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    Hm.. are you sure you've downloaded the gnu-linux version?
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    yeah, that sounds suspicious. windows outperforming linux? are you sure? try again, see what happens, maybe it was a fluke. lol.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Ubuntu 64 bit, is so slow it will almost make you cry.
    The fact this distro is number 1 on distrowatch is shocking it's by far the worst distro i've ever used, i tried the 64bit version and i've never ever in my entire time using linux seen it go that slow before. If your looking for a 64bit distro, i recommend either fedora or gentoo both run great. The slowdown isn't linux it's ubuntu.

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    My WindowsXP install is definitely faster than my Linux install. No question.

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    I don't know if it is the GNU-Linux it is from the disc supplied directly from Ubuntu - how can I tell?

    As for using the other distros suggested I am planning to attempt a Gentoo install as soon as I have the time (should be good for a laugh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curlydave
    My WindowsXP install is definitely faster than my Linux install. No question.
    This depends on what you're doing with it. Different OSes have their strengths in different areas. Windows XP is not faster in everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash
    Ubuntu 64 bit, is so slow it will almost make you cry.
    The fact this distro is number 1 on distrowatch is shocking it's by far the worst distro i've ever used
    In case you didn't notice, the distrowatch ranking system is a "Page Hit Ranking" ranking system, this means the amount of times a page has been requested then becomes part of the total, they have no control over what the ranks are and neither should it be used as a scale of ranking for how good or bad a paritcular distro might be.

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