Usually installing a virus scanner affects boot time extremely - not that much the startup time of a game, but a bit of course too. Slow systems, especially with 1 core only and not that much ram run really much slower than when using Linux. Also lots of autostarted apps will slow down the system even more - think of the indexing for office apps... Extra system services slow down Linux boot time of course too but not that much - using desktop search engine is definitely not makeing a system faster. Those effects are not benchmarked, but you "feel" the difference. It usually does not matter if a game runs a few fps faster or not, when then it would be only interesting below 60 fps (more extreme when low fps drop below 24), but most games run much faster already with a good gpu - at least multiplattform ones.
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