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Re: [Qemu-devel] Speed comparison

From: Johannes Schindelin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Speed comparison
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 19:54:32 +0200 (CEST)


On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, ML wrote:

> The thing is that I'm using Qemu on a Slackware linux host running both
> Win98 and WinXP guests. I have noticed that the very same Windows
> application, which uses intensive math calculations, is way faster (at
> least twice as much) on the Win98 guest compared to the WinXP one. I am
> not talking about graphic rendering and stuff, just the plain time
> needed to perform the same math calculations. As a confirmation to this,
> on a general level Win98 guest's overall performance seems much better
> than XP's.

IMHO it is the many services and gadgets which make Windows slower from
version to version. However, there are tools to turn off most, if not all
of them (animations, network updates, ...).


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