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Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5

Back in May, we published benchmarks of Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04, along with other times, looking at the performance of Apple's Mac OS X operating system relative to Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. In most of those articles though we used Mac Mini computers, but now with a new Mac Book Pro in our labs with the latest Apple/Intel hardware, along with the most recent versions of each operating system, we have carried out a new set of tests that is also more in-depth than our earlier published benchmarks.

As the Phoronix Test Suite builds many of its tests from source, with this article we compared the results of both Mac OS X 10.6.5 and Ubuntu 10.10 when using their stock compilers (as found in the latest version of Xcode for Mac OS X and within the Maverick package repository for Ubuntu 10.10) as well as when building self-hosting versions of GCC 4.5.1 under each operating system. Aside from this, as usual, each operating system was tested in its stock configuration... Phoronix



# TroubleshooterAgent Cozmo 2010-12-07 20:26
What does Mac and Windows have that Ubuntu doesn't besides malware? iTunes and Netflix for starters. As for the business end, how about quickbooks for linux?
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