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    ^ Exactly. What would you do then if the OS did...

    ^ Exactly. What would you do then if the OS did not come with a compiler?
    Besides, what if there was a updated version of the compiler available that improves the run time performance? What would...
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    As kraftman said, you're really comparing the...

    As kraftman said, you're really comparing the results of different compilers and not operating systems. Seriously, if phoronix insists on using this methodology, why not at least include results...
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    What were the flags used for Sun Studio btw? ...

    What were the flags used for Sun Studio btw? Those mp3 and ogg encoding results looks almost like SSE(2/3) wasn't enabled, or that Suns compiler didn't understand the SSE intrinsics used in the...
  4. Yes, I'm not sure if people realize this stark...

    Yes, I'm not sure if people realize this stark difference in philosophy between Linux and Solaris regarding tuning. In general, Solaris tries to reduce the need for tuning whenever possible and when...
  5. I think this needs to be reposted again amidst...

    I think this needs to be reposted again amidst the noise to emphasize that whatever this benchmark is doing, it's NOT comparing operating systems -- it's comparing compilers.
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    Wow, finally I guess. So did they improve on...

    Wow, finally I guess. So did they improve on what it can actually decode? Or is it still limited to main and high profile settings only?
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    .. upon seeing the title I thought I would be in...

    .. upon seeing the title I thought I would be in for a surprise.. but it turns out ffmpeg (as in upstream ffmpeg) did not actually get vdpau support yet. Actually its acceptance would be a good...
  8. I think it has. Most people still relegate it to...

    I think it has. Most people still relegate it to some kind of academic research project but it has been used in production at the BBC (their Olympic broadcast being the most well known example) and...
  9. gpu decoding limitations for h.264 settings

    Mostly an FYI about current limitations for GPU decode acceleration (nv and ati) on h.264 encoding settings:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=972503
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    No, ext4 does not. The only filesystems that can...

    No, ext4 does not. The only filesystems that can detect data corruption are ZFS and BtrFS currently.
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    Interesting results. I would however, like to...

    Interesting results. I would however, like to see more variety in the bonnie, IOzone, and IOmeter configurations. These I feel actually do represent "real world" tasks; for tasks that deal with...
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    I don't understand the whole attitude of pointing...

    I don't understand the whole attitude of pointing fingers towards AMD/ATI. It's like everyone's expecting a complete FOSS driver to be delivered by them, when in fact they've only promised to...
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    Can you still use post-decode filters with this?

    Can you still use post-decode filters with this?
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    The thing about windows benchmarks with fakeraid...

    The thing about windows benchmarks with fakeraid controllers is that the performance is highly dependent on the driver and nvidia's and intel's windows software raid5 implementation simply suck --...
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    If I send you my old unlocked P4 desktop I bet...

    If I send you my old unlocked P4 desktop I bet you'd disable ondemand in jiffy (yeah even with the extra heat) :D because it runs dog slow at the "minimum detected" clockspeed of 200mhz -- that's an...
  16. Ah I didn't realize that -- thanks for the info! ...

    Ah I didn't realize that -- thanks for the info! So yes, ubuntu also provides a lib32 subdir but the default is /usr/lib64 -> /usr/lib

    now what about 32/64 bit executables? Can both versions...
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    They make good products -- albeit overcharging .....

    They make good products -- albeit overcharging .. and have some baggage in their history a while back with the founder using multiple accounts on silentpcreview's forum, which is what really gave...
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    I know a lot of folks share that sentiment but...

    I know a lot of folks share that sentiment but the extra power burned certainly is only very slight on modern cpus (halt and just c1 in idle saves significant heat already) and the idea of shortening...
  19. really? I haven't checked out many distros at...

    really? I haven't checked out many distros at all but just going by mainstream ones like Ubuntu whos libs in /usr/lib are all 64bit and I recall Fedora was the same around FC8 or so last I checked.
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    Mandriva 2009.0

    This is my first time trying Mandriva (2009.0 ONE cd - GNOME) apart from an old Madrake version a few years back and let me say.. WOW!!

    Very fast, closed source bits installed by default,...
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