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namebench - Project Hosting on Google Code - 2 views

    Are you a power-user with 5 minutes to spare? Do you want a faster internet experience?

    Try out namebench. It hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way. This project began as a 20% project at Google.
Djiezes Kraaijst

Is getting faster? - Ninja - 0 views

  • Is getting faster?
  • Some complain is slow and bloated. With each release there may be dozens of performance improvements, but there are also new features, some of which may slow things down. This the natural balance in software development, but in the end, what is the net effect on performance from one version to the next?
  • In conclusion, is generally getting slower with each release. However, startup performance has made great improvements, the performance losses are relatively small, advances in new computer hardware are more than making up the loses, and continues to mature with new features. doesn't compel users to upgrade, so you are welcome to continue using older versions.
Djiezes Kraaijst

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs. Windows XP SP3: Application Performance Benchmark « Moham... - 0 views

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs. Windows XP SP3: Application Performance Benchmark
  • I’ll try to discover how a 2008 edition of Ubuntu Linux will perform against the 2001-born Windows XP fortified with 7 years of bug-fixing and 3 Service Packs.
  • To sum-up, I’d say that Windows XP SP3 is a very solid performer and it beats the default Ubuntu in anything related to multi-media processing. This only adds to the misery of Linux in this domain as it still struggles with proprietary codecs and lacks a proper HD support
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  • On the other hand, Ubuntu is a big-time winner in multi-tasking which reflects how well it handles system resources. It also out-performs Windows in hard disk performance thanks to its support for EXT3 file system.
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