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comment Why image is blurrier in Windows than in Linux (Ubuntu)?
@fixer1234: Whoops, I'd mixed up the labels apparently (noticed it by the font below) -- fixed those, thanks for pointing this out. In terms of sharpness vs. contrast -- aren't halos only an issue when you're explicitly sharpening (e.g. deconvolving)? In an interpolation context, I don't really expect halos. Regarding the details, what I'm trying to understand is e.g.: is this actually a driver thing or an OS thing? What are the two interpolation algorithms involved (at the very least their names)? In what way are they different (maybe pros/cons)? etc.
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comment Why image is blurrier in Windows than in Linux (Ubuntu)?
It might also be worth mentioning this is not a contrast issue. It really is a sharpness issue, and it's easier to tell on some images than others, or with some image sizes than others. I'm just not sure what the precise cause is. (Yes as I've mentioned in the question I can also figure that it's probably the interpolation algorithm that's different, but I'd like a more specific answer than that... see the question.)
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comment Why image is blurrier in Windows than in Linux (Ubuntu)?
@fixer1234: "There's a slight difference in settings." ... "Could be the screen drivers or the software used on each OS for rendering." ... "The what, why, and how are differences in default settings in the software, which result in the rendering differences."... well, obviously, given that the hardware didn't change across the images, I think we've already figured out that it must be caused by a difference in the software... I'm not sure I understand where you're going.
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comment Why image is blurrier in Windows than in Linux (Ubuntu)?
@Jonno: Okay thanks!
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comment Why image is blurrier in Windows than in Linux (Ubuntu)?
@Jonno: Yes they do. Try zooming in a lot and comparing smaller portions, such as this (Windows) against this (Linux).
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comment Why are operating systems (usually?) unable to access BIOS settings?
@cybermonkey: How sure are you about this? What if the BIOS has set up an SMM interrupt handler? Wouldn't that possibly need BIOS code to run?
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comment Why are operating systems (usually?) unable to access BIOS settings?
It'd be cool if you could describe the "piece of cake" part in some technical detail. For example, assume I know how to make arbitrary C code execute in kernel-mode; now how would I go about dumping the BIOS manually?
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answered How to migrate Google Chrome profile (extensions, cookies, etc.) to another Windows installation?
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comment How to migrate Google Chrome profile (extensions, cookies, etc.) to another Windows installation?
@Ramhound: Yes in the past it worked for me personally too, but that's in the past. They've really cracked down on this in the past year for some bizarre reason but I have no idea how or why.
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comment How to migrate Google Chrome profile (extensions, cookies, etc.) to another Windows installation?
@Everyone: If you have attempted but are unable to reproduce the problem, that would also be helpful to know, so please comment if so.
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comment How to migrate Google Chrome profile (extensions, cookies, etc.) to another Windows installation?
@Sathya: I'm not syncing or encrypting anything at all; this is a plain local installation.
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comment How to migrate Google Chrome profile (extensions, cookies, etc.) to another Windows installation?
@Downvoter: You're not helping. Care to comment?
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