Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Can Outperform Apple OS X 10.8.3
Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Can Outperform Apple OS X 10.8.3
In the road to the release of Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" later this month will be a number of articles benchmarking this major Linux distribution update against its friends and competitors. To complement the Ubuntu 13.04 benchmarks already delivered, including Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 benchmarks, here are tests of Apple's OS X 10.8.3 operating system on a MacBook Pro compared to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10, and the latest Ubuntu 13.04 (post Beta 2) state. Ubuntu 13.04 is generally competitive with OS X 10.8 and in some new areas is now beating out Apple's operating system on their own hardware.
Apple fanboyism >> technical and perf superiority of Linux.
And Apple is soooo much better. It made me give up my typewriter.
What about power consumption?
What about level of gayness? OSX outperforms anything in this benchmark.
Originally Posted by sovok_kpss
I'm not sure OS X GPU benchmarks of Ironlake are meaningful. Ironlake was slower than the previous MacBook Pro IGP, the 9400M, so Apple never implemented it as a standalone IGP for the 13" MacBook Pro, Mac Mini or iMac unlike the 9400M or the later HD3000/HD4000. It was only ever implemented in a switchable configuration for power savings where the OS automatically switches to the discrete GPU under any reasonable GPU load so the Ironlake GPU driver isn't likely performance optimized. Apple doesn't even acknowledge the existence of Ironlake as a targetable GPU to developers unlike the Intel GMA 950, X3000, HD3000, HD400 and nVidia 9400M and 320M which were available in standalone configurations so are going to need driver development effort.
Which is not hard, because OS X is even more a bloatware than Ubuntu is.
And because bloat(OS X) > bloat(Ubuntu) and we have the relation speed(OS) = 1 / bloat(OS), this test yields to the expected results.
Now seriously: Apple has really let go with its Desktop Operating System. It is a joke and starting with Snow Leopard was one of the main reasons I switched to Gentoo.
What an absolute useless pile of dung comparison set. No one at Apple gives a rat's ass about Phoronix's Test Suite, never mind comparing start up times of HFS+ and Ext4.
Seriously, this is actually embarrassing for Linux.
I would like to see more useful tests:
- compile times (same compiler)
- Unigine & other modern 3D engines running at high resolutions.
- Add Ubuntu's tests compiled under LLVM
There was no comparison of start up times, the comparison was of archive unpack times. I doubt there is much embarrassment at performing significantly better.
Originally Posted by Marc Driftmeyer
Having said that, you are probably right that people at Apple aren't so concerned about absolute performance figures, since very few Mac buyers will make a purchase decision on that basis.
Phoronix used to have ACTUALLY relevant tests like h264 encoding
Originally Posted by snadrus