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Ubuntu 64-bit More Competitive Against Mac OS X

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 May 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
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Monte Carlo was also faster in our newest tests.

Ending out today's benchmarking, the overall composite performance in Java SciMark was up with Ubuntu x86_64.

As you can see from the results, using an Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit installation is much faster in some areas than Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit and it makes Linux more competitive with Mac OS X. However, there are still a few areas where Ubuntu Linux performed badly compared to Mac OS X 10.5.6: graphics, file encryption, SQLite, threaded disk reads and writes, PostgreSQL, Sunflow ray-tracing, and Bork file encryption were the key places where Ubuntu continued to struggle.

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About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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