I was just sitting here copying a whole load of videos over to my external hard drive and i wondered..
why does Linux copy extremely large amounts of data from one place to another so reliably and efficiently, when windows does it so badly... what is windows doing wrong?
what I mean is, when i copy about 4.5gb worth of data from a dvd to somewhere else, Linux begins doing it immediately, copies at a steady pace throughout the action, and estimates the time very accurately.. whereas windows thinks about it for ages (apparently 'calculating time remaining') stutters along slowly and estimates things really inaccurately...
I'm not starting another 'windows sux0r' thread, so please dont just say something like 'because windoze is poo'.. im actually interested in the details of..why??