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[6]: It's not surprising
by zlynx on Mon 8th May 2006 04:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's not surprising"
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ALSA has dmix for software mixing. Works fine for me and I didn't tweak my config files at all.

aoss can redirect OSS applications into using ALSA (and dmix). Flash website? aoss firefox.

Some distros (I think SUSE?) even preload the aoss libraries right inside the Firefox launch script.

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