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Re: DragonFly faster than linux or FreeBSD?

From: Dave Leimbach <leimySPAM2k@xxxxxxx>
Date: 16 Jun 2004 14:16:17 -0700

Steve Mynott <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On the same aging laptop (P2/366/192Mb with kern.mmxopt=1) I have ran
> FreeBSD 5, Linux (Fedora) and DragonFly.
> Although, its not scientific and quite subjective I have had the
> distinct impression that both KDE (3.2.1) and Java (Native FreeBSD)
> are noticably faster on DragonFly than the other systems.
> ISTR someone on IRC [*] also saying they thought KDE was faster on
> DragonFly as well.
> The FreeBSD 5 result is perhaps no surprise but the Linux one was
> (maybe resulted from different KDE versions/graphic drivers).
> Can anyone confirm this?

I've *always* found KDE to run better on FreeBSD than on Linux.  Even though
the core of KDE developers do their work on Linux I've found that on the
same hardware the 4.x series of FreeBSD was very good at handling the 
memory behaviors of KDE.

The VM is just better I think.

Since DragonFly is a decendant of the 4.x line it's not surprising that you'd
notice the same results.


> Cheers
> Steve
> [*] how's that for a reliable reference quote? :-)

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