Since this is Slashdot, I expect the above well-written post to be marked flamebait within 10 minutes, because it dared to speak well of Microsoft.
I wonder if it's David Sell that typed that...
"In 3.x, -O3 has been shown to lead to marginally faster execution times over -O2, but this is no longer the case with gcc 4.x. Compiling all your packages with -O3 will result in larger binaries that require more memory, and will significantly increase the odds of compilation failure or unexpected program behavior (including errors). The downsides outweigh the benefits; remember the principle of diminishing returns. Using -O3 is not recommended for gcc 4.x."
(emphasis Gentoo's, not mine)
"Some users boast about even better performance obtained by using -O4, -O9, and so on, but the reality is that -O levels higher than 3 have no effect. The compiler may accept CFLAGS like -O4, but it actually doesn't do anything with them. It only performs the optimizations for -O3, nothing more.
Need more proof? Examine the gcc source code:
Code Listing 3.1: -O source code
if (optimize >= 3)
flag_inline_functions = 1;
flag_unswitch_loops = 1;
flag_gcse_after_reload = 1;
/* Allow even more virtual operators. */
set_param_value ("max-aliased-vops", 1000);
set_param_value ("avg-aliased-vops", 3);
As you can see, any value higher than 3 is treated as just -O3."
Read this stuff. It actually is kinda important...
Heh. No it's not. "Um, excuse me, get that microphone out of my face."
So they have little gnomes inside the quarterback's helmets so their voice can be picked up calling plays ON THE FIELD to be broadcast on TV? Cool. I gotta order me a couple microphone holding mini-gnomes. Maybe I could finally find out the things my wife tells her mom...
I just built a new machine, did a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit
That's you're problem right there. M.
Yeah, but that kills all the other plasma functions on the desktop.
How so / what do you mean?
I have CWP (Customizable Weather Plasmoid) and a picture frame sitting on my Folder View enabled Desktop. I have for most of KDE4.*, actually.
Do we get desktop icons yet?
Been there a couple years now. M.
I can crash kwin at will sometimes.
Then file a bug report! http://bugs.kde.org. If you have a repeatable set of actions that can make KWin crash "on command", then TELL THEM and they'll fix it.
Unless you leave the country, international roaming sucks big time.
Oh, *that* kind of roaming... Yea, I'd have to sell a several pints of blood and my first born to pay that bill...
Or distros should stop trying to include everything that came out last week, and do what Slackware does
Agreed. I hear some guy named "Mosfet" is writing some cool new look 'n' feel stuff that should make it into the next Slack release of KDE. It'll be cool like Cheetah or Puma!
something will need to be done against those ugly, overloaded, panels. From where one needs to drop sub-panels with sub-menus, because the total, primary, real estate is just the screen width.
Ummm... you are aware that the panels can be marked to auto-hide so they don't take up your real estate and you don't even have to see them then, right?
I guess you'd expect people to use a PC from 20 years ago for modern times too.
Yea, that'd be crazy. That would never happen.
Make it right before you make it faster.