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Poor displayresource Debt Management in Linux 1325
I noticed something from your other post about Linux being slow:
The Intel video chipset has had a lot of issues under Linux. Intel isn't a graphics company and the hardware isn't all that hot - sharing system memory over AGP isn't going to give you the best performance anyway. I suspect that's a key source of the anomalous CPU usage. What X driver are you using? (The relevant lines from the XF86Config file would be helpful.)
Poor displayresource Debt Management in Linux 1326
flatfish Nautilus Monitor. watched the CPU video launched app window into the Bagger up the Now I'm How? Explorer, Started moving opened). memory, That's Apache "cripple" it...
You may want to take a look at these pages:
It appears that BIOS and-or driver updates should resolve a lot of problems (you've complained about lockups and such, right?).
Linux and (Unix in general) has a different process model. Starting processes is *much* less expensive than on Windows, so it's often a good idea to make lots of little interacting processes. It naturally gives protection from bugs (a problem in one process can't muck up another) and the complexity of each app is lower, leading to fewer bugs.
On Windows, starting a new process is relatively expensive, and the methods of doing IPC are more limited (and, IME, complex to manage). So apps tend to be bulkier and tend to be 'all-in-one' style 'Swiss Army Knives'.
It's not necessarily a *bad* thing; the NT kernel was based heavily on VMS, a well-respected OS. But the more complex the app, the more likely it is to have bugs.
Ray Ingles (313) 227-2317
"Yes, but other than being useful, usable, reliable, extensible, free, and unencumbered, what does Linux have going for it?" - Hamilcar Barca