Linked by John Yanosko on Wed 26th Jan 2005 21:24 UTC
Apple The following is the experience of a user of Linux for the desktop who got a Mac Mini. Is he making the switch?
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@ modman
by dpi on Wed 26th Jan 2005 23:56 UTC

why can't you accept this for what it is?

Because it says nothing at all? Its in no way a representative benchmark whereas the speed of KDE or GNOME depends on soft- (X version, prelinking, KDE/GNOME version, what version of which kernel -- to name a few) and hardware (harddisk, RAM, processor -- to name a few) situation

he has been a Linux user for longer than most of the people on this board and he finds that OS X's GUI operates smoother than Gnome or KDE on his "faster" machine that he sent to the server room.

Most people are capable of measuring speed differences of a gui, and I will take the word of a person who has used Linux since before it had a GUI worth speaking of.


Sorry, most people are not able to do that. Even long time computer users fail to be able to do that because they don't correctly apply the scientific method while conducting their research.

If he did wrote his measures down he surely can publish his research. Right now we only have a conclusion which by itself is irrelevant. But i already know how it is: it wasn't a research at all. As for 'faster', how do you measure his server is 'faster' anyway? MHz? You really don't know the slightest about the machine; how do you know he did a correct compare here?

@ BigZaphod thanks, thats at least informative. Now i'm wondering how it compares to Openbrick :-)