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post #93751 of 149516

No, the speed boosts are definitely not whole-number multipliers - you can calculate the actual efficiency with Amdahl's Law. 

 

So very dependent on the implementation of the program, some things can simply not be parallelized.

 

Of course, there's a lot to do with the actual CPUs as well.

 

OS X is using a Mach-based kernel. Funnily enough, Mach came from the acronym, Multiprocessor Universal Communication Kernel(don't ask me how that works). As the predecessor, it made a lot of progress for IPC and multiple threads - but don't let that fool you, it actually has little to do with multi-core processors at the time, just multiple threads. The handling of that across physical cores on a single chip - that's all SMP. Not sure when SMP really came around for OS X, although I remember them touting multi-core improvements during Leopard, probably some headway then?

post #93752 of 149516
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I was one of those "vista is a piece of s***" folks too.

My friend Chase was on XP until Windows 7 came out, then he got Vista. He loved it... For the first two weeks. Then he started getting random BSODs and such so he upgraded to Windows 7 and hasn't moved on since...

 

Personally, I used to dislike Windows 8 as well. Then I got a job and had to use a Windows 8 laptop to do all my work on, and after getting used to Windows 8's UI (I too had to google how to shut the computer off, or just close the lid :P)

After getting used to all the gestures and stuff though, it's honestly not too bad. Does it take .1 more seconds to load the full windows GUI search thing to search for a file? Sure. Does it still feel like the "apps" and desktop are separated? Of course. But you know what, I don't care.

I upgraded to Windows 8 for the following reasons:

1: Quicker boot times. On my OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs, Windows 8 loads in about 8 seconds (excluding UEFI POST screen) and on my netbook, it takes about 20 seconds with an Intel 320 series SSD (excluding BIOS POST)

2: Better task manager. Sure, it eats through more power starting up, but it gives you a ton of useful information that used to be fairly hidden away.

3: Theming/wallpapers. I liked the fact that you could have the system color change with your background. I also didn't realize that you can also set it so that you have different wallpapers on each of your monitors. While that might bother OCD folks, I enjoy it. 

 

Oh, and I honestly think the lack of a startbar makes me more efficient when I'm using my desktop. Instead using the windows button for shortcuts for stuff, I just memorized the keyboard shortcuts for each respective thing I wanted to do.

Huh, I used to get BSOD on my old rig which is also using Vista, XP and 7 (still does, but after a restart it's fine), but then I found out that my CPU wasn't getting enough power or something. I've been told way too much about the SSD optimization and I actually have an SSD in my main PC, but it just didn't seem worth it to me, even if I already have Windows 8 and Windows 7 licenses. Vista is my home OS and so is 7. But Windows 8 is my "school" OS, it's on workstations at my school which I'm in charge of taking care of, and it's just a pain. I don't spend enough hours in front of it to get used to it, and it doesn't seem to ever want to do what I ask it to do. I had a showdown with it installing some programs a while back, not admin stuff, but random errors about it not being compatible. Then after a reboot, it magically works again.

post #93753 of 149516

By god, your hardware buttons don't do power management/shutdown? Still in 2000 or something?

 

By god, people still gripe about no menu in Win 8? Classic Menu. Of course if I could smack down some bug.n and litestep without it bugging out all the time, that'd be aces as well. 

 

Speaking of which I tried setting up a third-part tiler at the Mac workstation at work, f-it it's really dependent on accessibility access, and since I don't have permissions for that as an user.

post #93754 of 149516
 
Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

No, the speed boosts are definitely not whole-number multipliers - you can calculate the actual efficiency with Amdahl's Law. 

 

So very dependent on the implementation of the program, some things can simply not be parallelized.

 

Of course, there's a lot to do with the actual CPUs as well.

 

Oh you.

 

post #93755 of 149516

Semantics go out the door when you're dealing with a hot shaft-lover.

post #93756 of 149516
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

By god, your hardware buttons don't do power management/shutdown? Still in 2000 or something?

 

 

Nah, I'm too short to reach the power button. Computers were stored in a cabinet over head, they've been moved since, for that exact reason, and the fact that cables were a pain and dust bunnies were hopping everywhere.

 

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Oh you.

 

Haha, made me laugh. I didn't know about the Amdahl's Law thing though. Still got a long way to go. Highschool student doing his best to learn.

post #93757 of 149516

Woah 35 new posts?
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Oh, a semi-Apple vs. non-Apple debate plus recommendations for a new PC/laptop.....should have figured.


Is it just me or YouTube pooping its pants right now? Nothing is working.

post #93758 of 149516

Who was asking for recs on a laptop?

 

I heard factual inaccuracies from the sexual lollipop deviant, had to come by and show him up to make up for the ramen. 

post #93759 of 149516
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Who was asking for recs on a laptop?

 

EveTan was.

post #93760 of 149516
 
Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Is it just me or YouTube pooping its pants right now? Nothing is working.

 

Seems hunky dory here.

 
Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Who was asking for recs on a laptop?

 

I heard factual inaccuracies from the sexual lollipop deviant, had to come by and show him up to make up for the ramen. 

 

G44

post #93761 of 149516

 

It seems to me that P-P is a hybrid of the O2 and the C5. Impressive. :basshead:

post #93762 of 149516
Originally Posted by miceblue View Post
 

It seems to me that P-P is a hybrid of the O2 and the C5. Impressive. :basshead:

 

Hehehe...P-P....

post #93763 of 149516
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

Hehehe...P-P....

ಠ_ಠ................
post #93764 of 149516
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post
 

 

Seems hunky dory here.

Well, sucks to be me, I guess.

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post
 

 

It seems to me that P-P is a hybrid of the O2 and the C5. Impressive. :basshead:

Woah, excuse me?!
You already got your Alpha Dog?

post #93765 of 149516

It's the touring Alpha Dog. Tracey will get it after me on Friday.

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