OS X Engineers don't care about these benchmarks. They never have. Having OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.2 optimized throughout their entire OS is what they care about.
Linux can get its pants soiled about these meaningless benchmarks, while having crippled accelerated desktops raving about OpenGL 2.1 future compliance with OpenGL 3.1 in the near future all it wants.
One would think having a fully acceleratd DE whether GNOME or KDE, etc., at OpenGL 3.3, never mind 4.x would be a far greater goal than these pointless benchmarks.
pointless benchmarks? for gaming? what the point you have a better api if almost nothing runs opengl 4.xx and have this garbage fps? same hardware worst performance .. no more no less
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.Quote:
I find it really hard to believe that Mac would always attempt to save battery life even when plugged in, though the test results are suspiciously bad.
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.
As far as Linux and battery life that is always in flux as the OS and GUIs develop but I would have to say you are right, for Apples target audience Mavericks does way better battery life wise. Windows just plain sucks so no sense in bringing that up.
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.
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.
And what about the notorius lack-of-sound problems (headphone and/or speakers) with this version of Ubuntu on Mac?? Still there?
Thanks for a great review.
Has the bug with setting brightness after hibernation somehow been resolved in 14.04?