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    Phoronix: Apple macOS Monterey 12 Performance Is Surprisingly Competitive With Linux

    It's been a while since last comparing the Apple macOS performance to Linux since in part because the newer Apple Silicon (M1) hardware isn't yet in good enough shape for performance tests on Linux. But for those wondering about the Intel-powered Macs and how the performance of the latest Linux distributions compare to that of macOS 12 Monterey, here are some benchmarks of the new macOS 12.1 up against Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 21.10, and Intel's own Clear Linux.

    https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=30778

  • #2
    It should be MacOS vs. Linux. vs Windows, not only MacOS vs. Linux.

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    • #3
      Why would the Mac be slower than Linux? It's not 1995 anymore, plus Linux is open source so the Mac can copy all of its better ideas and it's not like Apple doesn't have enough money or interest to do so.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cl333r View Post
        Why would the Mac be slower than Linux? It's not 1995 anymore, plus Linux is open source so the Mac can copy all of its better ideas and it's not like Apple doesn't have enough money or interest to do so.
        macOS has been really bad at a lot of things for a long time. They were on HFS+ for their filesystem for like two decades, and local IPC has been really slow the whole time. You may not know, but it is a genuine surprise that it's caught up like this.

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        • #5
          amazing how macos is bad, imagine if the chip is not mad by apple.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ruthan View Post
            It should be MacOS vs. Linux. vs Windows, not only MacOS vs. Linux.
            Is there a machine that is supported by all 3 OSes? Bare metal, not virtual.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by microcode View Post

              macOS has been really bad at a lot of things for a long time. They were on HFS+ for their filesystem for like two decades, and local IPC has been really slow the whole time. You may not know, but it is a genuine surprise that it's caught up like this.
              I get it but they have been working hard on their OS since OSX and having giant piles of money and having a healthy base (IIRC it's a unix system underneath) it would be surprising if they didn't catch up.

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              • #8
                Why is my post above unapproved? A forbidden key world?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                  Why is my post above unapproved? A forbidden key world?
                  I am guessing the system thought you were a Cl33r Linux shill, gave your post the boot

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by microcode View Post
                    macOS has been really bad at a lot of things for a long time. They were on HFS+ for their filesystem for like two decades, and local IPC has been really slow the whole time. You may not know, but it is a genuine surprise that it's caught up like this.
                    I don't know enough on low-level macOS stuff to know this (other than to know that APFS is probably better than HFS+!!) But I'll take your word on all of this, and since I have to deal with macOS users at work. And actually this is being typed on an Air running macOS 11.6.1 - I may have to do a clean install to 12.x sometime (could upgrade but need to create a USB installer anyway.) Sounds like Apple really improved some things, fine by me.

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