[rescue] RPi vs SS20 benchmarks (interesting)

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Sun Dec 27 17:59:52 CST 2015

On 12/27/15 15:18, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 27 December 2015 at 05:36, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
>> http://eschatologist.net/blog/?p=266
> I did not see that coming.
> Shame modern Linux is so bloaty that it doesn't *feel* fast. Makes me
> wish there was a native BeOS port...

I think it depends a lot on the distribution.  Windows-alike
desktop-oriented minimal-learning-curve-out-of-the-box distributions
like Ubuntu tend to be bloated and sluggish, yes.  A hand-tunable
distribution like Gentoo or Slackware can be blazingly fast by
comparison, but there si stil;l so much more going on in the background
that it's never going to feel total-aggregate-clock-speed faster than an
early Unix workstation running what, by the standards of most modern
Unices, is a minimal stripped-down barebones Unix.

Now, take modern hardware and put, say, OpenBSD on it, and you may come

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