Apple Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion vs. Ubuntu Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 22 June 2012. Page 8 of 8. 18 Comments

Well, there we have it as the latest Apple Mac OS X vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks. Ubuntu 12.10 appears to regress when it comes to the disk performance, the OpenGL performance results for Intel Sandy Bridge graphics are mixed depending upon the test, and the computational tests vary depending upon the application under test when using each operating system's default compiler.

More OS X vs. Linux performance benchmarks will come when OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" is officially released in July. I'm also still working on getting the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display -- for some interesting cross-platform benchmarks and to see how Linux works on the new Apple hardware -- but unfortunately haven't found any in stock yet.

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