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    Default Mac OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Performance

    Phoronix: Mac OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Performance

    Regardless of whether you're an Apple fan or not, by now you've likely heard the information about Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" that began making its rounds on the Internet since last week. But how's the performance of Mac OS X 10.8 and how will it compare to the competition on the Linux side, namely Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? In this article are our first benchmarks of the developer preview release of Mac OS X 10.8 compared to Mac OS X 10.7.3 and then Ubuntu 11.10 plus the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS development snapshot.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17091

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    So why is Nexuiz so slow? Unity?

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    I was surprised to see the Mac win over Ubuntu in the games. Mac isn't known for supporting games very well.

    I tried find out what games are available on the Mac, but couldn't really find any comprehensive site.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...software/games had 16 games to chose from...

    They probably suffer from the console dominance over the pc just like Linux.

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    OS X only "won" the games benchmarks because Michael used a crippled Linux GPU driver with a bag full of known problems. (Intel Sandy Bridge)

    Had he compared Radeon, then it would have destroyed the Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabriah View Post
    I was surprised to see the Mac win over Ubuntu in the games. Mac isn't known for supporting games very well.

    I tried find out what games are available on the Mac, but couldn't really find any comprehensive site.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...software/games had 16 games to chose from...

    They probably suffer from the console dominance over the pc just like Linux.
    http://store.steampowered.com/browse/mac/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonFC View Post
    OS X only "won" the games benchmarks because Michael used a crippled Linux GPU driver with a bag full of known problems. (Intel Sandy Bridge)

    Had he compared Radeon, then it would have destroyed the Mac.
    It could be better with kwin or gnome shell, becaue Unity has some problems at the moment. However, Linux just destroyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabriah View Post
    I was surprised to see the Mac win over Ubuntu in the games. Mac isn't known for supporting games very well.

    I tried find out what games are available on the Mac, but couldn't really find any comprehensive site.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...software/games had 16 games to chose from...

    They probably suffer from the console dominance over the pc just like Linux.

    well what I find surprising is in previous tests, mac usually fell behind linux in graphics, at least with intel graphics. i'm not sure what happened here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabriah View Post
    I was surprised to see the Mac win over Ubuntu in the games. Mac isn't known for supporting games very well.

    I tried find out what games are available on the Mac, but couldn't really find any comprehensive site.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...software/games had 16 games to chose from...

    They probably suffer from the console dominance over the pc just like Linux.
    http://www.macgamestore.com/

    The Mac Game Store is pretty good about carrying games from both major developers/porters and smaller developers. They carry something like 1500 titles.

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    well what I find surprising is in previous tests, mac usually fell behind linux in graphics, at least with intel graphics. i'm not sure what happened here.
    Might just be updated drivers? Previous tests were with 10.7.2. 10.7.3 added 2 extensions to the Intel Sandy Bridge Core Profile OpenGL 3.2 driver and 1 extension to the Legacy Profile OpenGL 2.1 driver so it's definitely seen some work.

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    Default What about battery duration

    Hi!
    one of the key aspects in notebooks is the battery duration, that has usually been usually less than good in Linux, and really good in OSX.
    Since Ubuntu 12.04 is focusing in battery duration, would it be possible to measure that?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgardia View Post
    Hi!
    one of the key aspects in notebooks is the battery duration, that has usually been usually less than good in Linux, and really good in OSX.
    Since Ubuntu 12.04 is focusing in battery duration, would it be possible to measure that?

    Thanks!
    Excellent point! I would also love to see this benchmarked.

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