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May 18, 2006, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])

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"The latest 'OS X is slow' meme to impinge on the mass psyche of the Internet comes courtesy of one Jasjeet Sekhon, an associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley. The page has hit digg and reddit and been quoted on Slashdot. The article and benchmark is here. Is there any merit to this...?

"The article is filled with claims such as 'OS X is incredibly slow by design,' and while the the BSD kernel is 'excellent,' the XNU kernel is 'very inefficient and less stable' compared to Linux or BSD. However, without specifics, these assertions are meaningless; I will ignore them and concentrate on the technical aspects of what's going on..."

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