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  • #16
    Serious bug/regression

    We are two days from release now, and there is a serious bug/regression still affecting the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...t/+bug/1295439

    Due to this bug it's impossible to import a saved ovpn configuration file.
    It's possible to run this file from the command line though.

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    • #17
      It's different alright,

      12/13 hrs on Mountain Lion and now 6-8 hrs on Mavericks. Hit the Mac forums and be amazed.

      Also, you can clear the various caches CMD/OPT P etc and it still poos on battery life.

      Great thing about Mac is you can revert back to an old OS.

      Bad thing about IPHone is you can't.

      RIP Jobs

      Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
      Mavericks, Apples latest version of Mac OS is very different in the way it conserves battery charge. Unless you do a lot of testing it would be hard to say how all of the new energy saving features impact battery life and by association graphical performance.

      That being said Apple has never had tweaky high performance drivers for their GPUS. They are biased to correctness and accuracy in their drivers.


      Without a system to play with I can't say for sure what is going on here. I fairly certain though that if you ran these systems side by side, that is a Mavericks machine and a Ubuntu machine, that the machine running Mavericks would last much longer. Let's face it Linux isn't a low power platform yet.

      Honestly it would be interesting to see if Michael could run a few tests to confirm my theory. Maybe run his benchmarking program until the battery dies a few times.

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      • #18
        Sound

        And what about the notorius lack-of-sound problems (headphone and/or speakers) with this version of Ubuntu on Mac?? Still there?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by squirrl View Post
          It's different alright,

          12/13 hrs on Mountain Lion and now 6-8 hrs on Mavericks. Hit the Mac forums and be amazed.

          Also, you can clear the various caches CMD/OPT P etc and it still poos on battery life.

          Great thing about Mac is you can revert back to an old OS.

          Bad thing about IPHone is you can't.

          RIP Jobs
          I get 12/13 hours in mavericks on my 2013 MBA, there's something wrong on your end if you are getting 6-8.

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          • #20
            Hibernation and brightness

            Thanks for a great review.

            Has the bug with setting brightness after hibernation somehow been resolved in 14.04?

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