Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 May 2009. Page 5 of 12. 89 Comments

Mac OS X 10.5.6 delivered a slightly higher MIPS count when running a speed test with 7-Zip. This was a slim but still evident lead over Ubuntu.

At compressing a 2GB file using Gzip, Ubuntu 9.04 required less time. Ubuntu has not yet switched to using the EXT4 file-system by default, but when it does this number should improve more in Ubuntu's favor.

When it came to encrypting a 2GB file using GnuPG, Mac OS X 10.5.6 was faster. At file encryption, Mac OS X with its Journaled HFS+ file-system was faster by about 6%.