[ntp:questions] What level of timesynch error is typical on Win XP?
david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Fri Oct 22 21:24:25 UTC 2010
David J Taylor wrote:
> Well, it may help the person who needs to run simulation software which
> is Windows-based, in that if timekeeping is very important to them, it
> suggests running Windows on a virtual machine running under an accurate
> FreeBSD host. I wonder whether that would provide any greater accuracy
Windows basically is not designed for precision timing. A VM will
almost certainly make things worse. If you want to run a Windows
application on a platform with good timing, you probably need run
something line Wine, if that is still being maintained.
Generally, though, if you are doing precision timing, you need to have a
good understanding of the OS and hardware internals.
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