Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th May 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by Mystilleef
Benchmarks Jasjeet Sekhon benchmarked Linux and MacOS X on the MacBook Pro using his statistical software, and finds that "Linux is found to be much faster than Apple's OS X for statistical computing. For example, in one benchmark Linux is more than twice as fast." Earlier, he ran tests on a G5 and an Opteron, and conlcuded: "Those results were terrible for OS X and not particularly good for the G5 (970) chip. For example, my 2.7 pound Pentium-M Linux laptop is faster than my 44 pound G5 running OS X. The floating point performance of the 970 chip leaves much to be desired, but OS X makes the performance problem significantly worse."
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RE[5]: It's not surprising
by Dima on Sun 7th May 2006 22:52 UTC
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ALSA doesn't need manual configuration anymore. It automatically detects that your soundcard doesn't support hardware mixing, and will use software mixing instead.

The only problem is, if you use OSS emulation for "legacy" programs like Flash or RealPlayer, then no mixing for you. The "aoss" hack is the best you can have.

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