What Your Computer's Doing While You Wait

Software developer Gustavo Duarte explains exactly what your computer does while you wait, in a thorough, technical answer to the question "Why the hell is my computer taking so long to do something when I have such a fast processor?" This post isn't for anyone who glazes over at measurements of throughput in nanoseconds at the component level of a computer. If you want to speed up your computer by giving it less to do, make sure you're running only the stuff you need clean up your startup.


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