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  • #11
    Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
    Win 8 UI doesn't seem that hard to create... it's just a fullscreen HTML5 overlay on top of the Windows 7 style desktop isn't it?
    Huh? o.O Not even close

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    • #12
      What does gputest actually do and another question.

      So, what does gputest do, and how does it do it? With the radeon drivers it's normal to see it getting trounced by the catalyst drivers yet when it comes to actual games the results are far closer. Similarly, windows seems to be consistently ahead by a great margin with the various gputests but the gaming results are, again, much closer.
      What's going on with the gtx680? Linux is consistently performing a good deal better on that card than w8.1.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Ericg View Post
        Huh? o.O Not even close
        Well that was just my impression, I dont know the actual technical details of it. I had the impression it was in a similar vein to Gnome-Shell - using "web" technologies for the UI.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
          Win 8 UI doesn't seem that hard to create... it's just a fullscreen HTML5 overlay on top of the Windows 7 style desktop isn't it?
          More like the other way round. The Win7 style desktop is actually an application that can be launched from ModernUI.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
            Too bad it's just a wishful thinking.
            sorry, but it's a fact. There is no interface that's easier to use and at the same time being more versatile as to how you want to use it. Maybe Unity, but I consider that a bad ripoff of GnomeShell.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Detructor View Post
              sorry, but it's a fact. There is no interface that's easier to use and at the same time being more versatile as to how you want to use it. Maybe Unity, but I consider that a bad ripoff of GnomeShell.
              It's fairly subjective though.

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              • #17
                The performance advantage of Windows over Linux in the GPUTest Furmark and Pixmark is almost exactly a factor of two. This holds across all graphics cards from both vendors.

                This suggests it's some sort of weird artifact of GPUTest rather than Win vs linux drivers. Submitting batches twice as large or something strange.

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                • #18
                  Okay not to sound ignorant but I watched some reviews. To me it looks my XBOX 360 raped my Android phone and spat out the Windows 8.1 UI.

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                  • #19
                    AFAIK GpuTest has no source code available. You can't trust a benchmark with no source code. It might be favoring one platform over the others. For me, the tests of open source games are far more important, and in those there is not a big difference (at least for Nvidia, AMD's blob is another story).

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                      Same. You can use the Windows 8 interface only with a mouse or a touchpad, you got no chance with using it via keyboard. Gnome Shell/Gnome3 on the other hand can be used by keyboard, by mouse or by a combination of both of them. It's superior to most interfaces out there by a large margin.
                      Gnome3 being completely useless with keyboard was the reason I abandoned it. Unity restores the balance here.

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