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twitter writes "Not long ago, benchmarks showed Ubuntu was much better than Windows 7. Another benchmark showed that Ubuntu is also faster than XP. Now comes the final, killer benchmark. Windows 7 is RTM and it's still slower than XP in everything but shut down.

the results were mixed. Boot times, despite dedicated tweaking from Microsoft were slightly worse than in Vista SP2 or XP SP3 (by over a second). Shutdown times, though, showed much improvement over the slow XP, and even some improvement over Vista. Since the 7100 build, Windows 7's performance in Microsoft Office and iTunes has improved significantly. In the Office benchmark, though it still gets beat by both Vista and XP.

The numbers themselves are less than impressive, as you might imagine from their inability to best their nine year old OS. Modern GNU/Linux, of course, spanks them all."
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