Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Mar 2006 21:54 UTC, submitted by mcsimpson
Apple GeekPatrol uses their GeekBench tool to compare Windows XP and OSX, both running on MacBook Pros. "Overall, there are areas where the Windows XP MacBook Pro was faster, areas where the Mac OS X MacBook Pro was faster, and areas where they were both roughly the same. Looking at these results, it's hard to say which configuration comes out on top, although I think you could make a convincing argument for Windows XP (with Visual C++) being a bit faster overall than Mac OS X (with GCC)."
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academically interesting test.
by bnolsen on Thu 30th Mar 2006 15:32 UTC
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the Mach base of OS-X definitely doesn't help it much.

Basically you've got one "hack" OS (XP) compared with another OS using an antiquated 1980's core. Neither of them are well equipped to handle multiple cores.

Apple needs a kick in the nads for not adopting BeOS. Forward looking design for it's time. And it would have been cheaper than acquiring NeXT & Steve Jobs.

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