On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Phlip firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
the keyboard longer than with Windows, and much much longer than with a Mac.
Yeah … I dearly love Compiz on Gnome but I had to turn it off –
it’s not quite stable yet.
I’ve never owned an Apple product, and I don’t intend to start any time
And Linux obviously lined them up and blew them out of the water, right?
I didn’t attempt to interject Linux into that discusssion. ZDNet is
not a place where I want my name dragged into a flamewar. Besides, the
openSUSE community manager is a regular columnist there.
BTW both Ruby and big batch files like Rake are mondo faster…
If you’re on a 32-bit machine and using the “stock” Ruby interpreter,
you can probably pick up a modest speed increase by recompiling the
Ruby interpreter using the GCC “-march=native -O3” options. And of
course you can also get a speed boost for a lot of jobs by using
jRuby. jRuby might be your best bet if you’re constrained to run on
Windows for some reason. You get less of a boost from recompiling on a
64-bit machine because the binaries are already compiled knowing
they’ve got the whole AMD64 / x86_64 architecture to play with. The
tests I ran a week or so ago on my 64-bit machine didn’t give me
enough boost from a recompile to be worth the effort.
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
I’ve never met a happy clam. In fact, most of them were pretty steamed.