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Ubuntu 64-bit More Competitive Against Mac OS X

May 18, 2009, 16:31 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"We used the same hardware and software configuration as our earlier article when running this 64-bit Linux test. The Apple Mac Mini was loaded 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. 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.

"For the Linux and Mac OS X benchmarking we used the Phoronix Test Suite. We ran the same exact tests from our article last week, which included Urban Terror, Java 2D Microbenchmark, LAME MP3 encoding, Ogg encoding, FFmpeg, timed PHP compilation, timed ImageMagick compilation, 7-Zip compression, Gzip compression, GnuPG, OpenSSL, BYTE Unix Benchmark, SciMark, SQLite, Crafty, Threaded I/O Tester, PostgreSQL pgbench, Sunflow Rendering System, Bork File Encrypter, and Java SciMark."

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