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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@ Vincent
by dpi on Sat 29th Jan 2005 05:29 UTC

So basically a benchmark is wonderful at telling you how well something rates in the metric you are arbitrarily testing. Where is your scientific data then that proves whatever metric you feel like using actually relates to overall system performance in any meaningful manner?

First rule of benchmarking is that the numbers are only honestly valid for the exact test you are running - an extrapolation is the same kind of hogwash you are condemning here in this review. Why not stop trolling and hiding behind a need for "scientific data" when someone else's opinion isn't egosyntonic to what you believe?

Sigh. The point is not that others need to adopt my definitions or metrics, the point is simply that they have to define what their definitions and metrics are. If those are off, then others and i are able to show that its correct (or not) anyway.

What i'm just saying here is: "This person is saying something, but doesn't have anything solid to back it up."