Is Linux Mint really faster than Win10?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Iangh, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    Much faster and a lot less drag or chatter if you will. YES!
     
  3. Infected

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    For me, almost everything. I've had some horrible boot times with Mint.
     
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    "Modest machine" LMAO, you mean complete junk. Mega-bad processor (as is standard for the cheapest laptops), 4gb ram, HDD. "Modest". Ok.
     
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    Linux Mint is slightly and almost imperceptibly faster than Windows 10, even though Windows 10 is handicapped by a resident AV. :(
     
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    Some of the data look suspicious for me. I agree booting may be way faster on Gnu/Linux system, but why opening the same document in LibreOffice is faster? I don't get it.
    Basic tasks can be done using that processor and that amount of RAM. At least on Gnu/Linux that amount of RAM is enough. I only think that HDD should be replaced for SSD, because SSD are quite cheap and difference is like night and day.
     
  7. NGRhodes

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    Take with a pinch of salt; the OP is taking extremely small dataset to make sweeping generalisation, which the original article manages to (almost until the end) avoid doing.
     
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    Mate is quicker than Windows 10 1809 on one machine.
     
  9. Iangh

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    Well, yes, not exactly a representative sample of the population goes without saying: one. But still interesting that somebody bothered to state some metrics, don't you think?
     
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