Why is Linux Faster than Windows?

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| So, it seems to me the primary reason why Linux runs faster than Windows is
| because it is better designed to work with hardware, in the context that it
| handles operations in a more efficient manner than Windows.spacer_gif Why is
| Linux Faster than Windows?
|
| In my opinion, I also get the perception, that perhaps the development of
| Linux is guided by people who seek to maximize performance. It does not
| appear to be developed predominantly by those who seek to maximize
| profits.spacer_gif Why is Linux Faster than Windows?
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http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/why-is-li...-than-windows/


Recent:

Linux Eee PC Far Faster Than Windows Version

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| Startup
| Linux: 30 seconds - Windows: 54 seconds
| Launching Firefox
| Linux: 4 seconds - Windows: 16 seconds
| Shutdown
| Linux: 6 seconds - Windows: 68 seconds
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http://www.linuxloop.com/news/2008/0...ndows-version/


Related:

Why Linux STILL runs faster than Windows

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| I am talking about both operating systems running on the exact
| same hardware. Linux will still run faster than Windows, and I
| am including Vista under the Windows umbrella. I am also not
| talking about the fluff and thunder of the window managers and
| desktop finery. I am talking about the guts of the operating
| systems.
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http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/linux/loc...-windows-14828


Allchin's 'Buy a Mac' E-Mail Exposed

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| "I must tell you everything in my soul tells me that we should do
| what I called plan (b) yesterday. We need a simple fast storage
| system. LH [Longhorn] is a pig and I don't see any solution to this
| * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| problem. If we are to rise to the challenge of Linux and Apple, we
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| need to start taking the lessons of 'scenario, simple, fast' to
| heart. Jim"
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/y5cuu6


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| "I did install SuSE 7.3 on a Dyme 166 MHz machine with 32 MB installed and
| I used KDE 2.2 from July 2003 to December 2004 to write my documents,
| develop my compiler and browse the web."
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http://thebeez.vnunetblogs.com/the_b...known_sol.html