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  • yes and how well the full scope of features compare in practice.

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    • Instead trying to use vdr on win you could use xbmc on win via vtp://ip as video input or the xbmc pvr2 variant. That would be much more logical. Instead of vdr you would most likely use dvbviewer or mediaportal on win - but i don't get how you BENCH that? Often the dvb drivers for win are really unstable compared to the linux ones...

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      • Originally posted by Kano View Post
        Instead trying to use vdr on win you could use xbmc on win via vtp://ip as video input or the xbmc pvr2 variant. That would be much more logical. Instead of vdr you would most likely use dvbviewer or mediaportal on win - but i don't get how you BENCH that? Often the dvb drivers for win are really unstable compared to the linux ones...

        Crashes per day?

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        • Well the Terratec driver for 1200 DVB-C have been really unstable on Win when i tested it. I don't have got other DVB-C cards to try but definitely the Linux driver for this card are way better. Most likely thats the same with other fully supported cards.

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          • I will know very soon which OS works best overall for me.
            I will have 1x single dvb-c tuner (maybe more), 1x dual dvb-t, h57 mobo, core i3-530, essence st, x25-v 40GB ssd, & maybe a gt220.
            To name just a few components... I suspect it will be Linux-based.

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            • with xbmc as frontend you might not even need the nv card when you use patched kernel + libdrm.

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              • Well, many of the DVB cards have hw mpeg2/4 decoding. They could be benched on up to what bitrate each card can take it

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                • No, most cards are budget, not fullfeatured with extra tv output. I think there is only one ff card for h264 with hdmi output. Usually you use codecs which support DXVA2 on win.

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                  • Originally posted by Kano View Post
                    with xbmc as frontend you might not even need the nv card when you use patched kernel + libdrm.
                    that's the idea, but i wont be surprised if i inevitably want/need the gt220 for extra oomph.

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                    • Maybe you should get the hardware first

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                      • i've got most of it, just a few more items and i'm done

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                        • If Michael is still reading this, what happened to the rest of the tests?

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                          • Yeah, that's what I wonder as well...

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                            • Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                              Phoronix: Is Windows 7 Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04?

                              While Linux has long been talked about as being a faster operating system than Microsoft Windows, in 2010 is this still the case? It seems every time we deliver new benchmarks of the EXT4 file-system it's actually getting slower, recent Linux kernel releases have not been delivering any major performance enhancements for desktop users, the open-source Linux graphics drivers are still no match to the proprietary drivers, and "bloated and huge" is how Linus Torvalds described the Linux kernel last year. This is all while Windows 7 was released last year, which many view as Microsoft's best operating system release to date. Even after using it a fair amount the past few months in preparation for this about-to-be-shared work, it is actually not too bad and is a huge improvement over Windows Vista, but is it really faster than Ubuntu Linux? We have used six uniquely different systems and ran Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x86_64 on each of them with a set of 55 tests (actually, more than 165 if considering that each test is usually run at least three times for accuracy) per installation.

                              http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14887
                              IT IS VERY EASY TO PROVE WINDOWS 7 IS ACTUALLY SLOWER THAN ANY LINUX. MY COMPUTER CONFIGURATION IS CORE 2 DUO T5750 WITH 4 GB RAM 250 GB 5400RPM HDD. I HAVE WINDOWS 7,OPENSUSE AND UBUNTU 10.04 INSTALLED ON THE SAME MACHINE. I INSTALLED THE LATEST VERSION OF GOOGLE CHROME AND RAN THE PEACEKEEPER BROWSER BENCHMARK. ALL GOOGLE CHROME ARE OF SAME VERSION. WINDOWS 7 I GOT 5027 OPENSUSE I GOT 5987 AND UBUNTU I GOT 5873. PEACEKEEPER BROWSER BENCHMARK ONE YOU CAN RELY ACROSS OS. PLEASE TEST IT BY YOURSELF. THE FOLLOWING IS THE LINK FOR PEACEKEEPER BROWSER BENCHMARK TRY BY YOURSELF.

                              http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action

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                              • Originally posted by sk_vignesh View Post
                                IT IS VERY EASY TO PROVE WINDOWS 7 IS ACTUALLY SLOWER THAN ANY LINUX. MY COMPUTER CONFIGURATION IS CORE 2 DUO T5750 WITH 4 GB RAM 250 GB 5400RPM HDD. I HAVE WINDOWS 7,OPENSUSE AND UBUNTU 10.04 INSTALLED ON THE SAME MACHINE. I INSTALLED THE LATEST VERSION OF GOOGLE CHROME AND RAN THE PEACEKEEPER BROWSER BENCHMARK. ALL GOOGLE CHROME ARE OF SAME VERSION. WINDOWS 7 I GOT 5027 OPENSUSE I GOT 5987 AND UBUNTU I GOT 5873. PEACEKEEPER BROWSER BENCHMARK ONE YOU CAN RELY ACROSS OS. PLEASE TEST IT BY YOURSELF. THE FOLLOWING IS THE LINK FOR PEACEKEEPER BROWSER BENCHMARK TRY BY YOURSELF.

                                http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action
                                well, you don't need to shout

                                anyways: did you disable cpu frequency switching or did you make sure that it's clocked at peak performance before benchmarking ? since - if not - that is falsifying results to a huge degree

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