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Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6?

Aug 31, 2009, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"For this article, we tested out Ubuntu Linux via BootCamp immediately after our testing had wrapped up on Friday. Our test system we used for this article was MM2 (if you followed the Mac OS X 10.6 article) and that consisted of an Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 CPU clocked at 2.00GHz, a NVIDIA MCP79 motherboard with GeForce 9400M 128MB graphics, 1GB of DDR3 memory, and a 120GB FUJITSU MHZ2120BH HDD. We tested not only the latest development snapshot of Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", but we also decided to repeat the tests under Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope", which is currently the latest stable release. For our usual package reporting process, Ubuntu 9.04 ships with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26.1, X Server 1.6.0, NVIDIA 190.25 display driver was installed, GCC 4.3.3, and an EXT3 file-system was the default. For our Ubuntu 9.10 installation, we used the daily LiveCD from 2009-08-29, which contained the Linux 2.6.31-rc8 kernel, GNOME 2.27.91, X Server 1.6.3, NVIDIA 190.25 display driver, GCC 4.4.1, and the default file-system is now EXT4. We were using the x86_64 versions of Ubuntu to match our 64-bit Mac OS X Snow Leopard tests."

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