My main setup is AL on a pentium (lscpu: Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E6600 @ 3.06GHz). My other setup is linux mint on i5. The latter is supposedly much newer, much faster etc.
However, for my workflow, AL is MUCH faster. I am not speaking just noticeably, I mean by factor of 5 or so. In particular, rsync is way faster (from hard drive to same attached USB drive), vim is much faster etc.
I was wondering why that is. Is it because arch is just faster or what? How can AL run so much faster on a previous generation cpu?