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  • phoronix
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    Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks

    Last year we provided benchmarks looking at Ubuntu versus Mac OS X when it came to using the latest releases for both software platforms at the time. Both operating systems had performed competitively -- in some tests, the Apple OS wound up on top while in other areas Canonical had the advantage. Since that article back in November, Apple has released a minor update to Leopard (v10.5.6) and Canonical last month released Ubuntu 9.04. We have already looked at the performance of Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope, and even found it to perform with old hardware, but how does it now compete with Mac OS X? We have more benchmarks this morning to continue this performance investigation.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13822

  • Yfrwlf
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    Hehehe exactly! No wonder why Linux has by far the most fanatic lovers of the OSes
    Yup. ^^

    Linux really solves a lot of issues of freedom, too, that really irks for instance Windows users. However, there are features/freedoms on those "other" OSes (sorry, couldn't help myself) that Linux also needs to adopt that Linux users should have the luxury and freedom of enjoying as well. Speed is certainly one of those things, as is universal packaging standards, but I won't get into that here.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
    Obviously you're not shocked, Linux users are quick to defend Linux, go figure.

    Of course Linux has it's failures, I'm a big critic myself but still love Linux. It's of course important to admit (hopefully temporary!) defeat where appropriate though. I think the main reason for the way Linux users are is because since it's a community OS, many take it personally when things aren't good enough. In a sense, they're right, it is a failure of the community as a whole.
    Hehehe exactly! No wonder why Linux has by far the most fanatic lovers of the OSes

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  • Yfrwlf
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    They're in the publishing queue for tomorrow morning.
    Obviously you're not shocked, Linux users are quick to defend Linux, go figure.

    Of course Linux has it's failures, I'm a big critic myself but still love Linux. It's of course important to admit (hopefully temporary!) defeat where appropriate though. I think the main reason for the way Linux users are is because since it's a community OS, many take it personally when things aren't good enough. In a sense, they're right, it is a failure of the community as a whole.

    Perhaps an update for any progress in fixing any bugs and regressions if any caused those tests is in order, as well as more benchmarks which may be fairer/balanced and not purely Mac-oriented. For instance, since Mac also can run I think both AMD and Nvidia graphics, etc, or basically since you can install OS X on a normal computer that may not be so niche in Mac's favour, perhaps that would be an interesting experiment, at the risk of then being "not fair" with respect to Mac.

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  • Apopas
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    Great news!

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    They're in the publishing queue for tomorrow morning.
    Great to hear that!

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    Whatever, what about promised x86_64 benchmark? And Ext 4 as a bonus will be nice...
    They're in the publishing queue for tomorrow morning.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Hahaha, wow. Apple has never even contacted Phoronix or me for that matter.
    Whatever, what about promised x86_64 benchmark? And Ext 4 as a bonus will be nice...

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    Many portals will copy this benchmark and many people will buy it. I sometimes wonder if apple keeps its dirty hands on Phoronix?
    Hahaha, wow. Apple has never even contacted Phoronix or me for that matter.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    If I could afford at this time the money to buy a mac-mini...
    It's not worthy IMHO. Only few people would see your benchmarks. Of course if you don't own such portal like Phoronix

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