Tuesday, 23 April 2013

No Contest

Let's have a little contest...

In the blue corner we have...

Contestant 1:
Model: Hewlett-Packard EliteBook 8440p
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.4GHz
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 250GB
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64bit, fully patched
Uptime: 4 days, plus



And in the red corner we have...

Contestant 2:
Model: Lenovo G770
CPU: Intel Core i3 2.2GHz
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 1TB
OS: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully patched
Uptime: 4 weeks, plus

Can the judges please rate the contestants on responsiveness and general speed?
What are your verdicts?

Contestant 1: Like walking through treacle.
Contestant 2: As snappy as on the day it was installed.

Can the judges please rate the contestants on the speed of rebooting to usable state?
What are your verdicts?

Contestant 2: Back to where we started in a jiffy.
Contestant 1: Dunno. We gave up at 10 minutes and popped out to grab a coffee. Or three.

So judges, what's your overall verdict for this little contest?

No contest!