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Re: Art of demagogics Re: Gentoo Linux faster app-load than (Mandrake|Fedora)



On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:38:02AM +0200, Jean Francois Martinez wrote:
> Another point is that in my experience people who write articles
> in Linux magazines are completely incompetent at benchamrking.
> For instance comparisons between distros are only valid if you install
> both distros from scratch in the SAME partitions: disks are much slower
> when reading from internal partitions than from external ones.  

What is an internal partition, and what is an external partition?

Do you mean primary vs extended in DOS-speak? Is there really a difference?
Should there be one?

mark

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