Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jun 2008 21:52 UTC, submitted by Taylor
Mac OS X TestMac.net has published a quick look at Mac OS X Snow Leopard. "The biggest changes are under the hood. Snow Leopard is fast. Very fast. Like, surprisingly fast. From boot times to general application usage, Snow Leopard was noticeably quicker then Leopard when using the same system. Apple and 3rd party applications alike, they all launched faster and performed smoother. I'm sure this can be attributed to the new 64-bit architecture, but its amazing how much of a difference it really is." Screenshots included.
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Performance as a server OS
by wanker90210 on Fri 27th Jun 2008 10:50 UTC
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2007-10-26

Tests I've seen all conclude that MacOS is completely focused on the desktop experience, server benchmarks are terrible. Since they have (way overpriced) rack servers, I wonder if they address this at least a little bit.

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RE: Performance as a server OS
by puenktchen on Fri 27th Jun 2008 16:52 in reply to "Performance as a server OS"
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2007-07-27

Tests I've seen all conclude that MacOS is completely focused on the desktop experience, server benchmarks are terrible. Since they have (way overpriced) rack servers, I wonder if they address this at least a little bit.


if the code from freebsd 5 is to blame and they switch to freebsd 7, that might change the picture quite dramatically:

http://people.freebsd.org/%7Ekris/scaling/mysql-freebsd.png
http://people.freebsd.org/%7Ekris/scaling/os-mysql.png

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