Linux with Wine is faster than windowsXP?

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Sun Nov 5 09:40:37 CST 2006

"ErV" <ErV2005 at> wrote:

> I've got a computer with two OS'es installed - ASPLinux11 and
> WindowsXP SP2.
> I've tested recently a super_pi mod 1.4(pi caltulation) on both operating
> systems (I've used same Win32 binary file) . It looks like it works faster under Linux, while it
> crashes under windowsXP at certain conditions. What's going on?
> My friend tried same trick on his computer(taht is much more
> powerful). He got slightly different results. IN his case program
> works fastr under windows, when calculations aren't very complicated
> (pi with 16K digits), but it works faster under linux when calculating "pi" with
> 1M digits. What's going on? I just want to know if this is a proof of
> WindowsXP being slower, or does that mean that there is some
> timer-related bug?

Calculating PI is not a representative OS performance test at all, since
it doesn't involve actual OS facilities and mostly uses CPU math power


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