OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux: A Battle With No Clear Winner
Phoronix: OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux: A Battle With No Clear Winner
Since Apple released OX X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" last month, there have been tests going on at Phoronix of this latest Apple operating system not only on the Retina MacBook Pro, but other Mac hardware as well. In this article is a comparison of OS X 10.8 versus Ubuntu Linux -- when trying out both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the latest Ubuntu 12.10 development version.
I don't think SNA has been enabled in Ubuntu 12.10, yet. Since from yesterday's benchmarks, which were tested on the mac mini http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag..._intel21&num=1, the graphics performance on every benchmark went up, yet in these benchmarks we see that the graphics performance for 12.10 goes down in comparison to 12.04, which makes me believe that SNA was not enabled. If it was, then the graphics performance of linux would have been a bit better and more comparable to the OSX graphics stack.
The upcoming OS X 10.8 vs. Microsoft Windows 7 Pro vs. Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Ubuntu 12.10 vs. Ubuntu 12.10 + Git should be more representative of linux performance vs other OS's.
The mac is just a PC from Apple.
In Germany you can run legally tun OS X on a non Apple, but don't know it for the rest of the world.
you right but its not the point if you do benchmarks it must be done in "neutral computer" you can't create benchmarks that the computer (mac) from apple and also the osx from apple its not "real" benchmarks or its not objective.
While it's entirely possible is SB's driver lagging on Linux (I do recall something being absent or lagging in a article not too long ago), I was also thinking it's probably because of Unity's noted effects on FPS. I want to see some cross reference for this as these numbers are fishy.