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  • phoronix
    started a topic Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux

    Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux

    Phoronix: Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux

    While our primary focus at Phoronix is on providing Linux benchmarks, we do enjoy trying out and benchmarking other operating systems like FreeBSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X. When Apple originally launched Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" we were the first to provide detailed Mac OS X 10.6 benchmarks compared to Mac OS X 10.5 and also how Apple's new operating system at the time compared to Linux. We have continued to monitor the performance of Snow Leopard and found that some point releases had introduced some regressions and we have compared the performance of Mac OS X 10.6 to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. With Apple's release last week of the "Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0" that is reported to bring "stability and performance fixes for graphics applications and games in Mac OS X", our interest was piqued and we set out to run a new set of Apple OpenGL benchmarks. In this article we are looking at the OpenGL performance of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4, and 10.6.4 with this graphics update installed.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15220

  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    unlimited energy for flying cards exists. Solar-Cells you know?
    Not efficient enough and don't work if it's cloudy. Flying cars pretty much depend on cheap petroleum which will never really be.

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Actually flying cars do exist. We're still waiting for cold fusion to power them since they take too much fuel.
    unlimited energy for flying cards exists. Solar-Cells you know?

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Ya some are, just like some are waiting for their flying car.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7f1feSjDks
    do you ask steve for his sins?

    and there are flying cars to buy. : http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/t...703979,00.html

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  • dacresbu
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    ball's in the other court

    Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
    Steve Jobs: Alright, I'll get the core graphics team to try and optimize for your engine, if it'll shut up the customer complaints.
    Still nice job of putting the ball in Apple's court. I think this will be good in the en

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  • dacresbu
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    Originally posted by susikala View Post
    This site's getting too Macfanboyish for my tastes.

    There are enough coverage sites for Windows and Mac, but really not that many sites covering Linux. I think benchmarks around that topic are far more important than promoting such a harmful company as Apple. Do anything but Apple, even Windows if you have to. But don't promote this trash.

    28 Linux stories and um 3 mac stories? REALLY? Besides, That X story affects Linux users more than Mac users anyway. Do you even understand the significance of X? I can see why Apple is supporting Cups, they need Unix printing like Linux does, but X.org? That's quite a courtesy. I'm sorry that Apple is doing more to support OpenGL (Non Windows) Gaming than Canonical but that's just the case at this point.

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  • allquixotic
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    Snow Leopard Graphics Update = Source Engine Graphics Update. Pretty much. It's simple business: Valve and Apple make money on Source engine games, but not on Warsow or OpenArena.

    Gabe Newell: Yeah, we ported all these nice games to OpenGL and your platform, but your shitty drivers make them run like crap. We've optimized them to hell but they're still slow. Can you help?

    Steve Jobs: Alright, I'll get the core graphics team to try and optimize for your engine, if it'll shut up the customer complaints.

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  • srg_13
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    Originally posted by dacresbu View Post
    28 Linux stories and um 3 mac stories? REALLY? Besides, That X story affects Linux users more than Mac users anyway. Do you even understand the significance of X? I can see why Apple is supporting Cups, they need Unix printing like Linux does, but X.org? That's quite a courtesy. I'm sorry that Apple is doing more to support OpenGL (Non Windows) Gaming than Canonical but that's just the case at this point.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm

    I was joking - susikala is the one saying there is too much Apple news here - I was pointing out that he's being ridiculous. Yell at him, not me...

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  • dacresbu
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    OpenGL

    Originally posted by srg_13 View Post
    Yeah, there are so many Mac stories here and no Linux ones anymore - I mean, one article about Mac OS X and another one mentioning Apple (about the X server) and only 28 Linux stories in my RSS feed...
    28 Linux stories and um 3 mac stories? REALLY? Besides, That X story affects Linux users more than Mac users anyway. Do you even understand the significance of X? I can see why Apple is supporting Cups, they need Unix printing like Linux does, but X.org? That's quite a courtesy. I'm sorry that Apple is doing more to support OpenGL (Non Windows) Gaming than Canonical but that's just the case at this point.

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  • srg_13
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    Originally posted by susikala View Post
    This site's getting too Macfanboyish for my tastes.
    Yeah, there are so many Mac stories here and no Linux ones anymore - I mean, one article about Mac OS X and another one mentioning Apple (about the X server) and only 28 Linux stories in my RSS feed...

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