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Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks
Can you guys run some test with and without compiz enabled? From my and others experiences this can lead to great performance differences in OpenGL games. Especially in wine - as I heard that you want to test wine performance too
The early DX10 drivers that came out with Vista were poorly optimized and the reason a lot of people still think gaming on Vista is slow. If you stick a recent driver on Vista it runs about the same as Win7 (the Vista service packs also helped a lot)
I'd like to see some encoding, decoding, unpacking, compressing, computation benchmarks. Speed of creating, deleting, copying files, directories. This is what's important on desktops IMHO.
Up do a certain point. To be 10-20% faster or slower in file operations doesn't make any difference on a client, if you need performances you won't get them replacing the OS... but simply replacing the hardware.
Do you need to read or to write at 250 MB/s or more? Just get a couple of SSDs in raid 0. End of story.
Computation benchmarks? It's just a CPU bound issue, what could you expect? A 50% difference between Ubuntu and Windows? No way, it might end up to less then 5%... again, it doesn't make any real difference.
Benchmarks are meaningful to compare a new software version to make sure there are no regressions compared to the previous version, doing cross OS benchmarks to figure out who is peeing farthermost is pointless
I hope you didn't need Phoronix benchmarks to figure out that GPU drivers are more efficient under Windows 7
I would be interested in evaluating specific softwares on different platform to have a overall result of the application software + the operating system. Example: Photoshop on OS X and Windows 7. Not to determine if OS X is better than Windows 7, just to figure out if Photoshop runs better on one of the two OSs. Very likely it won't and it might be just about the same. And anyway, with different software you might get opposite results, just like different GPUs with different games or different resolutions/details levels.
At the end of the day I need to get the job done, not to go telling that my OS is 3% faster than the competition
So I welcome real user scenario benchmarks of real client software running on client OS... not fake test running server software on a client OS.
Same or not maybe there are dudes aroubd who would love to see proof of that.
There were plenty of those tests to compare Vista and XP (*)... as soon as nVidia got it's stuff together, Vista scored just a little bit better results than XP... so what's your point? We are in 2010 still flaming on things that were already known in 2008? Come on!
(*) Vista users should have been interested in knowing if Vista was doing well against the previous version of Windows... doesn't make any sense to complain if Windows 7 is faster!