On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 09:36:46 -0500, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky"
<znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:

>My experience on Windows laptops (even more anecdotal than yours) is 
>that the hard drive is usually the bottleneck. And check your power 
>control settings -- you might be running with 1/3 processor speed, with 
>the hard drive spinning up and down between web hits, or other bizarre 
>notions geared to battery conservation modes even when you're plugged 
>into the wall.
>
>But on my laptop, even though I run with everything at maximum speed 
>when plugged in, the hard drive is still beastly slow in Windows, so 
>it's usually booted into Linux. :)

The system runs quite well EXCEPT for rails, which takes upwards of 30
seconds to do "rails -h". Nothing makes me think I have a general
performance problem.

Thanks,

Ron Jeffries
www.XProgramming.com