Sunday, January 23, 2005

linux mystery

I'm running Debian linux in a Virtual PC emulator, and despite the emulation and the virtual hard drive linux makes better use of system resources, so programs run just as fast as they do on the XP host system. The weird bit is that the network runs about 4 times faster in linux than it ever has in XP... despite the fact that the emulator is sitting on top of XP and they are both using the same hardware. I'm getting about 1.5MB/second in linux... not complaining, mind you, just confused.