Speed comparison between mac/linux and windows

Hi,

I remember there was a period when there was a substantial performance
difference between windows and mac/linux. I experienced this
personally when I moved from rails 1.2 or so to a recent version on
windows (it became unbearably slow) and then switched to a mac when
the performance went back to ‘normal’ all with the same app.

I was wondering if anything has changed since then (2008) and if rails/
ruby is comparable performance wise on windows nowadays? A quick
search on the internet did not turn up anything past late 2008.

best
-Kaushik

I run a Rails development environment on both a Windows machine and a
Linux VM running on the same machine. (I actually use the Linux VM
100% of the time now for Rails).

The Linux VM is much faster - RSpec tests run 3 to 4 times faster, as
do all rake tasks (again, running on a VM on the Windows machine).
Nothing has changed since 2008.

As I’ve posted before, I see no reason to develop on Windows,
especially since you can get the VMWarePlayer and a Linux image for
free.

Hi,

On Jul 27, 7:47 pm, “E. Litwin” [email protected] wrote:

As I’ve posted before, I see no reason to develop on Windows,
especially since you can get the VMWarePlayer and a Linux image for
free.

I really should do this myself, but if you have any insight: does the
production environment run faster? Or is basically Rails still
annoyingly slow on windows?

best
-Kaushik

I have never run a production environment on Windows so I don’t have
hard numbers.

However, some basic testing of running my application in Windows vs
Linux does show that the Linux environment (hosted on a VM) serves up
the pages faster.

I was wondering if anything has changed since then (2008) and if rails/
ruby is comparable performance wise on windows nowadays? A quick
search on the internet did not turn up anything past late 2008.

It is still slower in windows, though less so if you use the mingw
builds of ruby.
http://programming-gone-awry.blogspot.com/2009/05/ruby-19-one-click-installer.html
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