Timothy Murphy wrote:
>I'm running 2.6.4 on my laptop.
>I haven't noticed that it is faster than 2.4.25.
>(Admittedly I'm insensitive to such things.)
>But is there some particular setting that was suggested in .config
>to get this supposed increase in speed?
>I didn't see anything relevant, though I didn't look carefully.
>>Actually, what strikes me most strongly
>is how little difference the CPU speed makes.
>I have a 200MHz Pentium II which my grand-daughter uses
>and on the rare occasions when I use it
>I'm always surprised how useable it is.
>>I suspect CPU speed is just a manufacturer's gimmick
>to persuade people they need a new machine.
>>>yup. Just like graphics cards. No-one really needs a faster machine.
POVray runs at exactly the same speed on a PII-233 as a 2.2G
And I know the difference between the 5 mins compile time on
a PIII-800 and 1m30 on the P4 2.26 G is just imaginary too.
In a lot of cases, you're correct, if you don't keep upgrading to the latest
greatest, there's no reason to upgrade to the latest greatest
card either. But don't expect to run Mozilla on a pentium 233 with 64M
RAM and get good interactive performance.
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