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naaou



Joined: 12 Feb 2004
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naaou
I am fortunate in the fact that I have a few spare machines for R&D. I heard of Menuet before but I didn't have the balls to try it. Now I want to run Menuet but I want to see its performance on my HDD. My theory is that if it performs so well running off a floppy it should do better on a device with a faster bus. I have to say I don't know any assembly yet, so I don't understand the underlying code of this os but I'm very willing and hungry to learn. The possibilities are endless with this new OS and the latest innovations in technology.
Post 12 Feb 2004, 05:41
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Gomer73



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Gomer73
I don't think there should be a difference in speed.
Menuet loads everything off of the floppy to a ramdrive before booting.
I think this is how it does it anyway.
So the initialization will be faster but after that everything would be at the same speed.
Post 12 Feb 2004, 08:11
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Gomer73



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Gomer73
I don't think there should be a difference in speed.
Menuet loads everything off of the floppy to a ramdrive before booting.
I think this is how it does it anyway.
So the initialization will be faster but after that everything would be at the same speed.
Post 12 Feb 2004, 08:17
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naaou



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naaou
The event that inspired my theory was when I read somewhere that assembly is the fastest code language you could program in because it's code is what all other code that is written for PC breaks down to. That is my understanding of it at the moment anyway. If I am wrong, please correct me so that I not only have the right info but also so I don't spread wrong info and look like a lamer.
Post 18 Feb 2004, 07:54
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pelaillo
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naaou wrote:
...assembly is the fastest code language you could program in because it's code is what all other code that is written for PC breaks down to.

This is true, but is not the only reason. The fact is that you are designing your code from the beginning thinking on your hardware peculiarities with less human abstraction layers to translate. You do the abstraction for the machine, not the machine for you (worst if the main translation is done at runtime).
Post 18 Feb 2004, 12:43
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Gomer73



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Gomer73
Assembler can definitely be the most efficient. A lot depends on the programer too.
Look at the bitmap viewer. I am assuming it is assembler, but the thing runs horrendously slow. You can see it drawing the bitmap which shouldn't be the case.
Post 18 Feb 2004, 19:18
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naaou



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I would still like to be able to install it on the HDD. I like the idea of being able to tailor my OS to the hardware. That would not only make my machine a true custom PC, but I would also be able to develop and share my findings with the rest of the community. I am really on fire about this OS. My thoughts run wild thinking about the possibilites.
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