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Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks

May 12, 2009, 15:33 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Like our earlier article when benchmarking Mac OS X, for this testing we used an Apple Mac Mini with an Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 clocked at 1.83GHz, an Intel 945 + ICH-7M motherboard with integrated graphics, 1GB of DDR2 memory, and an 80GB Hitachi HTS542580K9SA00 HDD. On the Apple side was Mac OS X 10.5.6 with all available updates and on the Ubuntu side was Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit. The kernel reported on OS X 10.5.6 is 9.6.0 i386, X Server 1.3.0-apple22, OpenGL 1.2 APPLE-1.5.36, GCC 4.2.1, and a Journaled HFS+ file-system was used. Ubuntu 9.04 uses the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, X Server 1.6.0, xf86-video-intel 2.6.3, OpenGL 1.4 Mesa 7.4, GCC 4.3.3, and an EXT3 file-system. When installing Apple's X Code it ships with both GCC 4.0 and GCC 4.2, but we had enabled the later version to be more comparable to the modern day GCC that the Linux distributions are generally using. Both operating systems were left running with their stock settings during the testing process."

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