Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 13th May 2009 01:18 UTC
Benchmarks Phoronix, known for their various speed tests and reviews, compared the latest in Ubuntu and what, until recently, used to be the lastest in Mac OS X with 29 different benchmarking tests. Some of the results were rather interesting.
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RE[2]: Hardware was the same
by kedwards on Wed 13th May 2009 03:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Hardware was the same"
kedwards
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2009-04-25

From the article:
"Ubuntu was running on this system via Apple's BootCamp."

I don't know whether BootCamp has anything to do with this results or not, but the system hardware is clearly the same.


BootCamp is just a boot loader(and drivers for windows), it shouldn't have anything to do with the results.

The article was an interesting read, but it's nothing more than bragging rights for a fan boy to say "My OS can beat up your OS."

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RE[3]: Hardware was the same
by Lennie on Wed 13th May 2009 08:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Hardware was the same"
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2007-09-22

I've not seen this mentioned yet, so I thought I'd say it here.

The only thing you could say is, bootcamp might mean same harddisk and certain parts of a harddisk are slower then others, I think the partitions start on the outside and get slower the closer you get to the center, right ? And the Apple softwas was probably installed first. I could be wrong ofcourse, but it is something I did got me thinking.

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