the truth is that win95 was the pinnacle of os development and will never be toppled in any performance figures
I have similar results, AMD XP 2000+ w/ 512MB DDR, under Windows2K it takes 9 seconds...while under RedHat 7.3 it takes more than 30secs
What is the reason for this kind of huge difference ? Is it something multi-threading related perhaps ?
Does Windows also outperforms Linux after JBoss has started up ?