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Old 24. Nov 2017, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Linux better for SSD than Windows?

Dual booting Linux on Windows, i notice how Linux distros are usually (though not always) much quieter than Windows. Is this a sign that Linux is easier on an SSD because it has less apps running in the background than Windows?

Seems like every time i open an app on Windows (even trimmed down), the system is put under stress whereas, in Linux, it'll happen, but for a much shorter duration.
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No! you cannot generalise like that.
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The only way to make an objective comparison is to take a snapshot of running processes on both systems although if resource use is important, Linux systems vary widely.
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Sounds like a long process.
Guess i'll have to play it by ear for now, ha!
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Sounds like a long process.
Guess i'll have to play it by ear for now, ha!
Everything is relevant to hardware choice. If you buy the cheapest setup made in China then you get exactly that. Chop out the pre-installed treacle performing Windows it came with, install MX-16 or Linux Lite and be thankful if it lasts out the warranty period. Otherwise, most other hardware will adequately support either Windows or Linux. Processor spikes or high memory use won't adversely affect the system itself but if the performance is still not what you expected, you should have spent more dosh on a higher grade setup. IMO what users 'expect' from Windows needs an i5.
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IMO what users 'expect' from Windows needs an i5.
True enough. I've had two PCs with i3 sitting idle. Now using a desktop and a laptop with i5, both with SSD, which runs much faster than a spinner hard disk drive.
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Just thought i'd share this:

Viewing a Youtube on Windows with Firefox: 24%CPU / 45RAM
Same on MX-17 b2: 10%CPU / 21RAM

-on SSD
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