Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Nov 2005 18:28 UTC, submitted by sebFlyte
Mac OS X ZDnet has installed the x86 version of Mac OS X and did some preliminary tests. Their conclusion? "Mac OS X looks in amazingly good early form on the x86 platform. As far as power consumption and OS performance are concerned, it can already keep up with Windows XP. Application performance clearly lags behind, though, and still needs to improve." Now, let's wait and see if Apple dares to send angry letters to ZDnet too.
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RE: not a very good speed test...
by dagw on Wed 9th Nov 2005 22:20 UTC in reply to "not a very good speed test..."
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But performance under Rosetta is more interesting to most people than native performance. I have no doubt that native performance will be fine, but it will take a long time before all apps are ported to x86 and many people will have old apps which, for whatever reason will never be ported to x86 and thus performance under rosetta will be of utmost importance for early adoption of x86 Macs.

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