Re: Read Before Replying: What Was Your Experience When You FirstStarted Using Linux?
From: Chu Mai Fat (Nobody_at_Nowhere.com)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 20:47:37 +0800
Norman Dunbar wrote:
> Another thing that differs between Linux and Windows, Windows is
> proprietory so you don't get source code. This means that everything is
> supplied with some form of installer. On Linux, you do get source code
> so you can compile it on your machine rather than having some form of
> lowest common CPU type that the pre-compiled proprietory code has to
> have - say a 386 or a Pentium II. If you compile your own code, compile
> it for your specific CPU - the result is faster.
How long do you have to run these faster programmes to see a benefit
in the amount of time spent compiling, compared to just running a
lowest common CPU type of programme?