Ubuntu 64-bit More Competitive Against Mac OS X
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 18 May 2009. Page 3 of 11. 55 Comments

When running 64-bit Ubuntu, the text rendering performance with the Java 2D Microbenchmark had actually dropped slightly.

The LAME MP3 encoding performance had improved on Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit to the point that it was now faster than the encode time on Mac OS X 10.5.6. Ubuntu 64-bit wound up being about 4% faster than Mac OS X where as Ubuntu 32-bit was 9% slower than Mac OS X.

With a 64-bit Linux installation, the Ogg encoding was also faster than on Mac OS X. This time the 64-bit Jaunty Jackalope was about 25% faster.

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