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  • #21
    I hope this isn't an insult to the article's authors, but those compile times look suspiciously like you forgot to enable both cores during compile.

    Did you compile with gcc -j 2?

    Otherwise, of course OS X would be faster, XCode probably passes that option to gcc automatically depending on the number of cores

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    • #22
      Valid math?

      In Sunflow Rendering System v0.07.2

      Ending out today's testing are our Sunflow results, where Mac OS X 10.6 ended with another win. This Java-based ray-tracing system was nearly 50% faster than Ubuntu 9.10. This is also another test where Ubuntu 9.10 had regressed compared to Ubuntu 9.04.
      nearly 50% faster than Ubuntu 9.10!?
      Ubuntu 9.10: 32.10
      MAC OS X: 20.15

      32.10 * 0.5 = 16.5
      => Thats 50% faster

      32.10 - 20.15 = 11.95
      11.95 / 32.10 = 0.37227414
      => 37.2 % faster

      I would NOT say 37% is nearly 50%.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
        Quality review! One of the best!
        Oh yeah...

        "OSX is a MUST BUY"...

        "For only 25$" and if you buy it with my referrer on Amazon, it's better...

        Pity, he forgot always to mention that it's not opensource (do you know XNU, Aqua, etc etc ?) and it can run legally ONLY on Locked-in Apple System...
        Last edited by qwerty; 09-01-2009, 12:00 PM.

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        • #24
          Was the 64-bit kernel in OS X used for this benchmark? The 32-bit kernel is enabled by default on every machine except for the XServe. You can use the 'uname -a' command to check.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by qwerty View Post
            Pity, he forgot always to mention that it's not opensource (do you know XNU, Aqua, etc etc ?) and it can run legally ONLY on Locked-in Apple System...
            you sound like a socialist and probably are, and thats ok. But let me please remind you that the cash flow apple has is much greater than linux as a whole. Maybe not being open source freaks is doing them some good. You cant argue with results, sorry.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
              you sound like a socialist and probably are, and thats ok. But let me please remind you that the cash flow apple has is much greater than linux as a whole. Maybe not being open source freaks is doing them some good. You cant argue with results, sorry.
              An MS have even greater
              Sorry but I fail to understand your point.

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              • #27
                This is definitely true. The point of writing open source software isn't to make money. If it was, there wouldn't be any.

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                • #28
                  64 bit

                  Originally posted by amdprophet View Post
                  Was the 64-bit kernel in OS X used for this benchmark? The 32-bit kernel is enabled by default on every machine except for the XServe. You can use the 'uname -a' command to check.
                  Yea I was wondering the same thing. It would be nice to see some benchmarks between the 32 bit kernel and the 64 bit one

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by qwerty View Post
                    Oh yeah...

                    "OSX is a MUST BUY"...

                    "For only 25$" and if you buy it with my referrer on Amazon, it's better...

                    Pity, he forgot always to mention that it's not opensource (do you know XNU, Aqua, etc etc ?) and it can run legally ONLY on Locked-in Apple System...
                    come one read the macos10.6 wikipedia artikle.. now everyone know macos10.6 opengl is buggy and linux win nerly all benchmarks...

                    michael does realy a grade job!

                    the nvidia-vga was realy the perfekt VGA to benchmark macos vs linux..

                    same driver same chance to win.. and Linux rock da house!

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                      same driver same chance to win.. and Linux rock da house!
                      That is until the fix is out.

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