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Re: Fedora 9 32 or 64 Bit - Which One?



On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:52:03 +0100
Mogens Kjaer <mk crc dk> wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> ...
> > None of which are desktop benchmarks. 
> ...
> 
> What's the use of a desktop benchmark?
> 
> If I press X on the keyboard I really don't care
> if it takes a microsecond or a millisecond to show
> up on the screen.

Desktop benchmarks measure things like opening a word processor making a
long series of edits statistically matched to those commonly used,
scrolling through documents, saving them. Similar things for web page
viewing, email processing and the like.

That does make them useful.

Alan


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