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Red Hat In Boston, Part 1.1: Why 'Faster' Isn't Always Faster

Jun 20, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"My first actual panel for the opening day of the Red Hat Summit sported the eye-grabbing moniker Why computers are getting slower (and what we can do about it). With a title like that, I was worried I'd be in for a fluff panel about spyware 'n viruses on Windows being performance killers, with Linux as the panacea for that. I couldn't have been more wrong, thank goodness.

"Rik van Riel, senior software engineer for Red Hat, braved multiple interruptions by a hair-trigger fire-alarm system to tell us how, as counterintuitive as it might seem, faster components may lead to slower systems..."

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