ridiculous fish: …And Statistics

“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…”