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    Phoronix: OS X Mavericks Brings Not Many Performance Changes

    Since last week's release of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", I've begun benchmarking my few Apple systems to see how the performance compares over OS X 10.8. In this article are our first benchmarks of OS X Mavericks final as we look at how the performance changes for a Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Air...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5ODI

  • #2
    Mavericks didn't really add anything I use unfortunately. My experience so far has been identical to what it was before, although I imagine there's a slew of under the hood stuff that smooths things out. (MBA 2013)

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    • #3
      there was some small OpenGL changes
      like OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 2 ...

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      • #4
        How is this Linux related?

        I can understand benchmarking a decent OS (Linux) on a fruit store device but
        this... no thanks. Let's keep a clean room environment so we cannot be
        accused of stealing from a bunch of thieves with the US president's veto in
        their pocket.

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        • #5
          Not many = few

          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: OS X Mavericks Brings Not Many Performance Changes
          http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5ODI
          Michael, you seem a bit overworked! I hope you take some time away from those many machines)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oo_OO_oo View Post
            I can understand benchmarking a decent OS (Linux) on a fruit store device but
            this... no thanks. Let's keep a clean room environment so we cannot be
            accused of stealing from a bunch of thieves with the US president's veto in
            their pocket.
            Phoronix also regularly benchmarks other UNIX-like or UNIX-based operating systems such as the BSDs or this.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
              Phoronix also regularly benchmarks other UNIX-like or UNIX-based operating systems such as the BSDs or this.
              And windows too, but all of these in comparison with Linux.

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              • #8
                For anyone out there who has a hackintosh, be sure to backup your current setup before upgrading to 10.9 - there's a high probability something will break.


                For anyone out there looking to do a hackintosh, 10.9 is the first OSX that is free. While I personally got 10.6.8 to work bare metal on a socket 939 AMD system, if graphics aren't a big deal to you, I'd recommend using VMware images.

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                • #9
                  A couple weeks ago I played L4D2 on OS X and I was surprised a) how awful the performance was, and b) that there was no raw mouse input, making it a real cluster-f.

                  Frankly I just don't get why people think Apple is anything other than a turd.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johnc View Post
                    A couple weeks ago I played L4D2 on OS X and I was surprised a) how awful the performance was, and b) that there was no raw mouse input, making it a real cluster-f.

                    Frankly I just don't get why people think Apple is anything other than a turd.
                    Well to be fair, Mac was never known for its games. Linux is a better gaming platform, which really says something considering it has a lot less native games and for the longest time has had a lot less attention toward GPU drivers.

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