On Tuesday 16 March 2004 14:21, Liam Bedford wrote:
> >I suspect CPU speed is just a manufacturer's gimmick
> >to persuade people they need a new machine.
> 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 fact the difference in kernel compile-time is surprisingly little
between say my 200MHz PII and my 700MHz laptop.
I don't have accurate figures to hand,
but it is of the order of 30min against 20 min.
Certainly it is nothing like proportional to CPU speed.
> But don't expect to run Mozilla on a pentium 233 with 64M
> RAM and get good interactive performance.
In virtually all cases, the delay in Mozilla on my machine
is due to download time.
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